MICHIGAN PREVAILING WAGE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON STATE PREVAILING WAGE
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The Michigan prevailing wage law covers employees working on new construction, repair, maintenance, alteration, installation, and other kinds of work on public works or state projects. Here are some things you should know about Prevailing Wage in Michigan.
What are the requirements that projects must meet before they can be covered by the Michigan Prevailing Wage Law?
The Michigan Prevailing Wage Law only covers a particular project if it meets five qualifications.
- First, that state project must be authorized by a contracting agent.
- Second, construction workers must be hired and involved in the project.
- Third, it must be partly or fully sponsored by the state.
- Fourth, it must enter a contract related to the advertisement and invitation to bid.
- Lastly, prevailing wage rates must be paid to all workers to be covered by the prevailing wage law.
How are the prevailing wage rates determined?
The prevailing wage rate includes the hourly rate, as well as the fringe benefits for the workers of prevailing wage contractors. Fringe benefits and hourly wages must also be included in overtime rates. Since prevailing wage rates are always being updated, it would be preferable for prevailing wage contractors to request the most current rates from the Michigan Department of Labor.
Is there a threshold requirement in the Michigan Prevailing Wage Law?
Are there increases in prevailing wage Michigan?
What are the rates for overtime, weekend work, shift differentials, and legal holiday work?
For weekend work, the rate for Saturday work varies depending on the schedule that you were initially assigned. Sundays, on the other hand, are easier to determine. Usually, if employees work on a Sunday, their payment must be doubled by prevailing wage contractors. The same goes for working on legal holidays.
However, when it comes to shift differentials, the Michigan prevailing wage law does not establish different wage rates for different shifts. The wage rates of morning and evening shifts are the same.
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Apart from that, they must also ensure that these records and documents will be ready for inspection and auditing upon request of the contracting agency of the Department of Labor.
Who is responsible for solving disputes on the classification of workers?
What are the penalties for non-compliance to the Michigan Prevailing Wage Law?
The Michigan prevailing wage law does not have a debarment provision for non-compliant companies. However, in order to help contracting agencies know the companies who have been guilty of non-compliance, a list of violators will be posted on the website of the Wage & Hour Division.
How does one file a complaint for nonpayment of hourly wage or fringe benefits?
If a person has been fired or has received reduced payment because of a complaint, he/she must file another complaint within 30 days of the wage reduction or discharge. Prevailing wage contractors are required to cooperate and provide records and other information that can be relevant to the complaint.
Both the aggrieved party and the guilty party can be called for a meeting for fact clarification and settlement plans. If the issue cannot be resolved within the meeting frame, the Wage & Hour Division will provide a wage determination that can be appealed by the prevailing wage contractor. Filing a complaint is free of charge.
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