Public Project

Possible Tracing of Public Funds Did Not Make Project Subject to Prevailing Wage Rates

A construction project was undertaken by the New York Racing Authority (NYRA), a not-for-profit entity established in 2008. Near its inception, NYRA had received $5 million from its predecessor, without any designation or restriction on use of the fu… Read More
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Federal Court Rebukes US Dept. of Labor – Private Project on Publicly-Leased Land is Not Subject to Davis-Bacon Wage Rates

Referring to the “novelty of the U.S. Department of Labor’s interpretation,” a federal Court of Appeal has held that construction of the CityCenterDC private development project is not subject to Davis-Bacon wage rates, even though the la… Read More
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Email was insufficient notice under payment bond law, but court left the door open for (more explicit) email notice in the future

The Massachusetts payment bond statute requires public project claimants to give notice to the general contractor by certified mail – not an uncommon requirement. The Massachusetts Appeals Court has just held that an email was not adequate notic… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. Over the course of his career, he has served on boards and committees for organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

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