FFCM Complaint Prompts Contractor Replacement

The Building Committee for the new high school in Greenfield has voted to drop its original contractor for the $65 million job and begin negotiations with the No. 2 bidder after the FFCM filed a bid protest with the Attorney General’s office. FFCM monitors who scrutinized the application submitted by DEW/MacMillin determined that the application […]

Legal Landmark: Leases Subject to Competitive Bidding Law

The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an agreement between UMass Lowell and a private developer, Brasi Development, for the development, maintenance and long-term lease of a dormitory constituted a contract for public construction subject to the requirements of the competitive bidding law. In Brasi Development Corp. v. Attorney General & another, the SJC reversed […]

Sewer Cleaner Cited

National Water Main Cleaning Company must pay more than $1 million for intentionally violating Massachusetts’ prevailing wage laws. The Attorney General’s office began investigating National Water Main and its owner, Salvatore F. Perri, after receiving complaints on behalf of workers from the Foundation for Fair Contracting. The AG’s investigation, which covered National Water Main’s work […]

What’s the Formula for Filing a Complaint?

Dear Compliance Man, I would like to know how to go about filing a complaint about an employer. I recently learned about a landscaping firm that hires mostly Spanish-speaking workers, many of whom are not aware of prevailing wage requirements. Some of them have worked for the firm for several years, but make only $9-$10 […]

What Exactly is the FFCM and What Can It Do For Me?

Dear Compliance Man, I recently received a letter from you people in the mail. It had my name, the company I’ve been working for and the project we’re working on. Then it had the amount of money I guess I’m supposed to be making, but what I am getting is a lot less than that. […]