We are a general contractor bidding on a public project. For prevailing wages and certified payroll does that mean any subcontractor we hire to be on our job has to pay their employees prevailing wage and supply certified payroll to us, the general contractor? ...Read More
Hello, my husband works for a company in Ohio that cleans large HVAC systems for large businesses and government buildings. Allot of there jobs are government contracts. When he asks leadership about prevailing wages when they work government buildings there answer is always they didn't put it in the bid and that's why they got the job. Which I thought was not legal. He recently started a job for the Ross county correctional institution and was told he would be getting prevailing wage since it's again a government job. However today on his paycheck he has his normal rate under the prevailing wage hours. When he asked about this to his boss he was told that they had to list it that way to separate the hours but that the prevailing wages are less then his hourly wage. But when I looked that information up everything I'm finding says something completely different and that the actual prevailing wages are anywhere from $8 to $15 dollars more an hour on top of his hourly rate. We are at a complete loss and don't know what we can do to get the correct information or how we can make this right. I'm hoping you can help lead us in the right direction and tell me if this is something that's legit or are they doing something illegal. Thank you...Read More
Is there any PW requirement the calls out removing more moveable or portable equipment to a vendor's shop for a repair? We have all sorts of repairs made on site that require PW and have never heard of this. The vendor wants to remove small art kilns to their shop for standard repairs saying its a PW requirement. All such repairs have previously been made successfully on site.
Is this new or just a confused small business owner?
P.McDonald, Purchasing Manager
Bellevue School District #405.
If the project is some chain link fence repair for a school and paid for by a public school but under $1,000 in value, does Prevailing wage still come into effect? Is there a minimum contract value or anything counts?...Read More
We are going to be working on a public works project, where there is a apprentice utilization requirement. Given that we are a subcontractor , and are NOT a union company , will we be required to fulfill the apprentice utilization requirement. In the Past we have paid everyone journeyman wages as this is how I understood the rule. Can you further clarify...Read More
When report on certified payroll, should all employees on that particular job have the same exact number of hours each day? Or, is it okay if Jack for example works 5.6 hours on Tuesday but Bob works 8.7?...Read More
I work for a trucking company in California, they are technically exempt from overtime but have chosen to pay overtime for anything over 40 hours per week. We are working on prevailing wage jobs that pay an excess of 68.00 per hour and overtime is after 8 hours in a day. how would overtime be calculated if you have both prevailing wage jobs and non-prevailing wage jobs in the same week? ...Read More
So does prevailing wage include the union base pay plus health & wellness and pension in the hourly wage? My employer pays only the union base pay with no fringe benefits included. He also deducts what he pays for health insurance which I believe is standard. He matches 3% to our 401k just FYI, not sure if he is able to deduct more for that reason. My wage is 39/hr and he paid me 29.75/hr for a prevailing wage job in McLean County as a Glazier. Hope you can give me some clarification cuz my buddy is saying it should have been close to 60/hr. I don't want to get worked up for no reason. Also, my employer stated that doing service on prevailing jobs does not qualify for prevailing wage, only new installs does. Does standard maintenance on prevailing sites include prevailing wage? ...Read More
My employer pays a union base pay without adding the fringe benefits. He paid me a lower rate than my actual rate because the union base pay was lower. He also says that prevailing wage is for install projects and not service work like repairs and maintenance. ...Read More
I need help for a prevailing wage job I have coming up in Wa
A) I'm licensed in Oregon do I need to be licensed in Wa?
B) how much do you guys charge to administer my paperwork for this one job?
C) what all do I need to do?
I'm licensed bonded insured for residential and small commercial in Oregon.