Brookfield-based Badger Lighting & Signs Inc.’s insolvency has given it a break from a federal prevailing wages lawsuit, though the case has not been dismissed.
Badger Lighting & Signs Inc.’s money woes might help the Brookfield contractor postpone a ruling in a federal lawsuit over paying prevailing wages.
Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws should be changed so projects covered by the federal Davis-Bacon Act also would not be subject to the state’s standards.
Badger Lighting and Signs Inc. is claiming it did not hire the landscaping firm that has drawn Badger into a wage-related federal lawsuit.
Eleven former employees are suing Brookfield-based Arctic Landscape & Design LLC, claiming the company underpaid for work on at least four state road projects and illegally avoided paying overtime.
A Milwaukee construction company that closed early last year is on the hook for more than $3 million for unpaid commercial loans and other costs.
Published: October 13, 2011
Tags: Bill 233, Chris Danou, Don Salm, Friends of Blue Mound State Park, Howard Marklein, Janet Bewley, John Koffel, Mike Kuglitsch, prevailing wage, Scott Walker, Tyler August
By Adam Wise Critics of a bill that would exempt some public projects from the state’s prevailing wage law argue the proposal opens loopholes for government abuse. Assembly Bill 233 would let public works projects bypass prevailing wage requirements when 85 percent of the cost is paid through private donations. The exemption only would apply [...]
Published: September 8, 2011
Tags: Bill 233, Blue Mound State Park, Construction Business Group, Daniel Knodl, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, DWD, Eckenwalder, Friends of Blue Mound State Park, Howard Marklein, John Koffel, prevailing wage, Robb Kahl
A $425,000 park shelter project paid for entirely through donations has sparked a proposal to tweak the state’s prevailing wage law for the second time in three months.
Published: July 19, 2011
Tags: AGC, Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, common council, Department of City Development, Mandel Group, Michael Fabishak, MORE Ordinance, Nik Kovac, North End, prevailing wage, Richard Lincoln, Rocky Marcoux
By James Briggs A Milwaukee panel on Tuesday circumvented a new state law that bans local prevailing wage ordinances. But, city officials said, it’s too soon to tell whether Milwaukee can cling to its prevailing wage preference on future projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee approved a $4.6 million loan to help Milwaukee developer [...]
Published: June 27, 2011
Tags: Ashanti Hamilton, budget, Dick Wanta, Fabishak, local preference, MORE Ordinance, prevailing wage, Scott Walker, Tom Miller, Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association, WUCA
By James Briggs The 2011-13 state budget has cast uncertainty over Milwaukee ordinances that subject some public works projects to prevailing wage and geographical bid preference requirements. The budget, signed into law Sunday by Gov. Scott Walker, includes language that “prohibits local governments from administering current ordinances with prevailing wage provisions” and also mandates that [...]