IOWA PREVAILING WAGE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON STATE PREVAILING WAGE
Whether you are just starting out as a prevailing wage contractor or just looking to keep yourself updated, we have compiled these resources about state prevailing wage. Here are the most common questions of prevailing wage contractors and workers to help expand your knowledge!
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How is Davis-Bacon compliance enforced and audited?
Contractors refusing to maintain compliance will also be investigated by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor.
How can I know the prevailing wage rates in Iowa?
To know the current prevailing wage rates for Iowa, you need to refer to the determinations published by the US Government Printing Office, which can be found here. It is important to use the appropriate wage determination for the given bid spec.
How and where should I file requirements for prevailing wage jobs covered by the Davis-Bacon Act?
If you are a sub-contractor in Iowa, you should file your paperwork with the General Contractor of the project. This is because it is the responsibility of the General Contractor to submit the requirements and paperwork to the contracting agency.
Are there any increases or special determinations for Davis-Bacon general determinations?
On the other hand, special determinations in Iowa are specific to the particular job the determination was issued for. Special determinations can also contain pre-determined increases.
For public projects covered by the Davis-Bacon Act, are there also rules on apprentices?
What are my obligations under the Davis-Bacon Act, especially on Special Prevailing Wage Determination?
For example, if carpentry is unlisted or missing in the published wage decisions, then you can look for a similar specialized trade, such as plumbing, and use that as the marker for prevailing wage. You cannot pay lower than the prevailing wage listed for the similar listing.
If you receive a Special Determination and the wage determined is higher than what you’ve paid, you need to correct your payroll.
How and where can you request for a Special Prevailing Wage Determination?
You would need to complete and file a Standard Form 308, “Request for Determination and Response to Request”. Send this form to the Branch of Construction Wage Determinations, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, of the U.S. Department of Labor, Washington DC 20210.
The process of requesting a special determination takes at least 30 days.
Note that the project decisions are only applicable to the particular project and are only effective for 180 days. They become void if unused within the given time. The contractor needs to initiate the request by submitting SF1444 “Request for Authorization of Additional Classification and Rate” to the contracting agency.
Is there a branch of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) in the state of Iowa?
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