MISSOURI 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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The Division of Labor Standards is the department responsible for the release and enforcement of prevailing wage Missouri. These determinations must be renewed annually, and must include the hourly wage rate and fringe benefits of the prevailing wage worker. Prevailing wage contractors must send a “Contractor’s Wage Survey” as hours of work as completed to the Division of Labor Standards.
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How are the prevailing wage rates in first and second-class counties determined?
How are the prevailing wage rates determined in third and fourth-class counties with population between 58 000 - 65 000?
If there are no hours submitted for a work title, the Department of Labor Standards must study the last six years of hours submitted. The category (CBA and non-CBA) with the most years as the prevailing wage will become the new prevailing wage rate.
If, through last the six years, no hours have been submitted for a specific occupation, the Department of Labor Standards must study the hours of all surrounding counties. The latest reported wage rate in the surrounding counties with the most reported hours in each category (CBA and non-CBA) will then become the new prevailing wage rate.
Finally, if there are no hours submitted through the last six years in the surrounding counties as well, the current CBA will become the prevailing wage rate.
Does the state of Missouri have a threshold for prevailing wage laws in public works projects?
Are there pre-determined increases in Missouri prevailing wage?
What are the rates for overtime pay, weekend, legal holiday, and shift differential wages?
Since the state of Missouri does not have a different rate for weekend work to prevailing wage workers, overtime rates apply after the employee has worked for more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.
Shift differentials in Missouri depends upon the trade of the prevailing wage contractors’ employees. To know more about the shift differentials in Missouri, visit Missouri’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations website.
The prevailing wage law of Missouri recognizes the legal holidays in the United States.
What are the offered fringe benefits in Missouri prevailing wage?
In Missouri, fringe benefits can be provided in many different ways. Some these include pensions, medical and hospital care, compensation for job-related injuries, paid leaves, and other kinds of bona fide benefits. Travel and subsistence payments must also be given to prevailing wage workers. However, these do not qualify as bona fide fringe benefits.
What should I know about apprenticeship in Missouri prevailing wage?
Does Missouri license prevailing wage contractors?
Are there guidelines for prevailing wage contractors?
Apart from submitting the certified payroll records, prevailing wage contractors should also submit an affidavit of compliance and wage survey forms to the public entity and the Division of Labor Standards.
Are there guidelines for public bodies?
Public bodies should also submit a Project Notification – Contractor Notification Form before starting any public works project. They must also study the payroll records carefully to make sure that all rules are being followed by the prevailing wage contactors.
After the project has been completed, the public body must complete the affidavit of compliance and send it to the Division of Labor Standards, together with the Wage Survey Forms.
What are the guidelines for workers?
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Prevailing wage contractors are required to comply with the regulations set by the Davis-Bacon Act and the Missouri Prevailing Wage Laws. Failure to do so can result to penalties, and can even lead to imprisonment. Prevailing wage contactors who have violated the Missouri prevailing wage law will also be debarred, and are prohibited to seek contracting projects from any contracting agencies for the duration of the debarment.
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