Ill. Contractors Take Wage Law Fight To High Court

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT) -- A group of landscape contractors recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the dismissal of their lawsuit claiming the Illinois Department of Labor unconstitutionally delegates the determination of wages for workers on public projects to private parties like labor unions.

In a petition for certiorari filed July 23, the landscape companies, led by Beary Landscaping Inc., assert that the agency has unconstitutionally applied the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act because it gets prevailing wage rates from collective bargaining agreements negotiated between unions and employer associations without...
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