TEXAS 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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There are two prevailing wage laws adopted in the state of Texas: the state prevailing wage statute Texas Government Code Chapter 2258, and the Davis-Bacon Act. The 255 counties of Texas have a choice to adopt Chapter 2258 or Davis-Bacon. The cities that have adopted the latter are:
- Houston Airports
- Texas City
- Galveston County
- Galveston County College of Mainland
- Harris County
- Harris County Hospital District
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County
- Texas Facilities Commission
If you are a contractor based in Texas and you plan to bid for government projects, here are the commonly asked questions that you should know the answers to, before you start any government funded projects.
How much should a public construction cost in Texas so that prevailing wage regulations will apply?
How are the prevailing wage rates determined in Texas?
Is there a regulation regarding overtime in the Texas prevailing wage law?
Is there a different rate for work incurred on weekends?
Is there a different rate for work incurred on legal holidays?
What are fringe benefits?
Am I required to contribute to a training fund?
I want to hire apprentices in my prevailing wage project in Texas. What should I know before hiring one?
Do I need to pay for travel and subsistence of my prevailing wage workers?
What are the licensing requirements that I need to note as a government contractor in Texas?
What are the required and optional posters I should note of when working on Texas government funded projects.
Also, every employer with 15 or more employees, and smaller employers with federal grants and contracts, must post the poster entitled “Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law,” which contains information about the Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act laws.
What are the penalties should a contractor violate the Texas Prevailing Wage Law?
A contractor of a public work who violates Section 2258.058(b) commits a criminal offense. It is punishable by: 1) a fine of $500, at maximum; or 2) confinement in jail for a term that does not exceed six months; or 3) both a fine and confinement. 2258.058(c).
However, there is no provision for debarment of contractors in Texas.
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