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Brian Markovitz to Speak at the Virginia Building and Construction Trades Council Winter Meeting

Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s Qui Tam lawyer, Brian Markovitz will be speaking at the Virginia State Building & Construction Trades Council Winter Meeting – 2015. The event will take place at the Richmond Marriott on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Mr. Markovitz will be discussing the False Claims Act and its application to prevailing wage laws such as the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act that govern the wages and fringe benefits a contractor or subcontractor are required to pay workers on certain public works projects. The federal False Claims Act allows any “person,” including unions or individuals, to initiate a civil lawsuit to report to the Justice Department any contractor who fraudulently obtained government money. Working together, the Prevailing Wage Act and the False Claims Act deliver a one-two punch to bad-guy contractors caught skimming from workers’ wages.

For more information on the presentation or if you have questions concerning prevailing wages or the False Claims Act, Brian can be reached at or at 240-553-1207.

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