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About the Expert:

Aliecia Taormina, CCEP, MCA

Aliecia Taormina has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Her previous roles include Payroll Manager, Business Manager, Compliance Officer, and Senior Compliance Manager for the corporate office of a Fortune 300 Prime Contractor. Aliecia is currently the Director of Client Education and Compliance for LCPtracker. Aliecia has extensive expertise in the various nuances of prevailing wage and Davis-Bacon compliance. She holds a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional certification with the SCCE and a Master Compliance Administrator certification from the ACCA.

    Ask the Expert: May 2024

    Question If a mechanic is paid a regular rate above the basic hourly rated listed in the applicable wage determination, can the additional wage amount be considered as a cash payment if the fringe benefit is not enough to cover the prevailing wage? Answer: The short answer to this question is yes if certain assumptions […]


    Ask the Expert: April 2024

    Question Under the new Davis-Bacon rules that went into effect last October, how are prevailing wage calculations changing? Answer: One significant change is that the U.S. Department of Labor has decided to reintroduce the three-step process for determining wage rates. As part of this three-step method, if a majority of workers under the same classification […]


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