Prevailing Wage Claims

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

July 11, 2012
97 A.D.3d 655, 949 N.Y.S.2d 91

Background: Employee of our client, who was a public contractor, brought suit against the employers to recover damages for breach of contract and for failure to pay prevailing and overtime wages.

Decision: The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the employee had no private right of action to recover damages for failure to pay prevailing wages.