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May 10, 2013

Re: U.S. Department of Labor Hurricane Sandy Prevailing Wage Conference

Dear Mayor:

The League would like to make you aware of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hurricane Sandy Prevailing Wage conference, which will be held on June 26th and the 27th at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  The conference will address Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Act issues as they relate to Hurricane Sandy recovery and construction. The conference will also be an informal forum for local government leaders to communicate with different federal and state agencies in regards to Hurricane Sandy recovery and construction.

The first day of the conference, June 26th, will focus on the basics of compliance with federally funded projects. Participants will learn about: 1) the Wage and Hour Division’s enforcement strategies for ensuring federal labor law compliance on Hurricane Sandy construction projects; 2) the process of obtaining wage determinations and adding classifications; 3) compliance assistance and enforcement procedures; and 4) the process of appealing wage rates, coverage, and compliance determinations. The second day of the conference, June 27th, will have a number of smaller workshops more tailored to each attendee’s interest.

To attend this conference, send an email to that includes the participant’s name, title, organization and email address. There is no fee for attending; however, space is limited. Any further questions about the conference can be addressed to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Northeast Regional Representative, Robert Asaro-Angelo at

Because this conference will include representatives from a number of federal and state agencies, this will be an excellent forum to hear from different state and federal agencies who may be involved in the same issue affecting your town.

If there are any specific issues you'd like addressed or questions answered, please contact the

League’s Staff Attorney Ed Purcell Esq. at with a brief description of the matter.

Questions and comments can be directed to Ed Purcell Esq. at either or 609-695-3481 x137.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director



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