The Wage Theft Act – What Contractors Need to Know Now
Recorded On: 01/27/2022
During this Virtual Seminar Attorneys Levi Barrett and Greg Begg of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. will share important information on the recently enacted Construction Industry Wage Theft Act which went into effect on January 4, 2022.
This law imposes strict liability upon a contractor for the violations of its subcontractors for wage and benefit underpayments, misclassification of employees as independent contractors and penalties for failure to provide appropriate wage notices at the time of hire and with each paycheck. With this new law, construction industry contractors are expected to increasingly become the target of class action claims brought by the employees of their subcontractors.
Levi W. Barrett
Partner, Peckar & Abramson
Levi Barrett is a partner in the New York office of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and Chair of the firm’s Contracts, Project Documentation and Risk Management practice. He focuses his practice on construction law and counsels clients on all aspects of public and private construction contracts. Levi works with general contractors, construction managers, owners and developers to structure and negotiate contract documents for sophisticated projects throughout the United States. He is heavily involved with the Associated General Contractors of America, serving a three-year term on that organization’s National Construction Leadership Council Steering Committee. Levi is a frequent speaker and author on contract negotiations, emerging project delivery methods, design-build, and delegated design.
Gregory R. Begg
Partner & Co. Chair
Partner, Peckar & Abramson
Gregory R. Begg is a partner and co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Practice. He counsels private employers, public employers and Employee Retirement Income Security Act entities in all matters of employment law, litigation and labor relations management. He has over 27 years of experience representing employers in a wide variety of industries in labor negotiations. During his career he has also regularly represented employers in litigation involving race, gender, mental and physical disability, national origin and pregnancy discrimination, as well as providing counseling regarding fair labor practices and union organization campaigns. His labor negotiation experience includes negotiation of project labor agreements for large, public and private construction projects throughout the United States.
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