TENNESSEE 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 Tennessee Prevailing Wage Act has defined a state contract as a written or oral contractual agreement between a person, corporation, or firm and the State of Tennessee particularly for the construction of a state highway. The newly amended law likewise provides that the Labor Standards Division has no authority to inspect and regulate state building projects.
Read on below to learn more about prevailing wage law in Tennessee and its enforcement.
What does the amendment mean for state building projects contracted before and after January 1, 2014?
For state building projects entered into after January 1, 2014, prevailing wage rates will no longer apply.
What prevailing wage projects are not affected by the amendment?
How much should a public construction cost in Tennessee so that prevailing wage regulations will apply?
How often are the prevailing wage rates in Tennessee updated?
How do I pay for overtime incurred by my prevailing wage workers in Tennessee?
Is there a different rate for work incurred on weekends?
Is there a different rate for each working shift for prevailing wage workers in Tennessee?
Does the TPWA prevailing wage include fringe benefits?
Am I required to contribute to a training fund?
I want to hire apprentices in my prevailing wage project in Tennessee. What should I know before hiring one?
Do I need to pay for travel and subsistence of my prevailing wage workers?
Are there licenses that I should have in order to work for any state contracts in Tennessee?
What are the penalties should a contractor violate the Tennessee Prevailing Wage Act?
If the contractor is proven to have violated provisions in the TPWA, the state contracting agency will be informed by the WRC – Labor Standard Inspectors. It is in the discretion of the contracting agency to place a hold on the payment to the contractor, or handle matters in accordance with rules of the agency.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation Construction Division may also debar contractors as it sees fit. The period of debarment will depend on the gravity of the violation. Ideally, it should not be more than 3 years, but a longer period may be imposed.
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Each state’s prevailing wage laws and regulations may vary, and as a contractor working for state-funded or federal-funded public work projects, it is important that you comply with them.
ARCHER JORDAN has been in the business of helping government contractors comply with the law. Call us at your earliest convenience, and allow us to help make prevailing wage administration easier for you.