Case #5: Prevailing Wage

Plaintiff Suzy Smith was employed by Acme Corp, a business that provides IT consulting services on various public work projects. Suzy Smith helped in the installation and setup of SMART boards and Chromebooks, installation of fiber optics and other electrical wiring, and the setup of other electrical instruments at various schools and public school classrooms. Because Ms. Smith’s employment involved public work, she was entitled to an hourly prevailing wage rate under New Jersey law.


Acme Corp failed to post the prevailing wage rates for each craft and classification in an easily accessible place at the work site, and Ms. Smith believed that Acme Corp willfully paid her less than the prevailing wage rates and benefits to which she was entitled. Suzy Smith sued Acme Corp for violation of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, seeking both injunctive and monetary relief.


If you are employed on a public works project in New Jersey and are not receiving or being notified of the prevailing wage to which you’re entitled, an experienced employment attorney can help you enforce your rights. Contact the Mark Law Firm to discuss the facts of your case and how we can assist you.

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