On July 18, 2012, preliminary approval was granted for a $5.5 million settlement in Ramos v. SimplexGrinell LP, settling the claims of 600 employees against the company. The suit was brought by Beranbaum Menken and joined by co-counsel Mehri & Skalet, in D.C. The suit claimed that sprinkler and fire alarm workers were entitled to the “prevailing wage” and supplemental benefit payments for all work conducted on public projects in the state of New York. If the settlement is fully approved at a hearing, to be held on October 3, 2012, some class members will receive up to $60,000 in settlement payments. To learn more about prevailing wage law, click here.