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Division of Labor Standards. Carla Buschjost, Director  Wage, Hour and Dismissal Rights  Missouri Mine and Cave Safety  On-Site Safety and Health Consultation.

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1 Division of Labor Standards

2 Carla Buschjost, Director  Wage, Hour and Dismissal Rights  Missouri Mine and Cave Safety  On-Site Safety and Health Consultation  Workers’ Safety

3 3 Prevailing Wage Requirements  Check Off Lists  Project Notification  Post Wage Rates  Types of Work - Occupational Titles  Certified Payroll Records  Affidavit of Compliance

4  CONTRACTOR GUIDEBOOK  PUBLIC BODY GUIDEBOOK 4 GUIDE BOOKS

5 5 CHECK-OFF LIST  Check-Off List can help you and your project comply with the Missouri Prevailing Wage Laws. Check-Off List  It gives you step by step information on what is required prior to bidding and awarding the project, during the construction process and before final payment is issued to assure that your are in full compliance with the law.

6 6 Before Bidding/Awarding  Before the contract is let for bid, you must request and receive a wage order from the Division of Labor Standards (DLS).  Attach the wage order provided by DLS, and make it a part of, the bid specifications for the work to be performed under the contract (see section §§ and §§ , RSMo).§§ §§

7 7 Bid Specification Language  Prevailing Wage  Transient Employers  Excessive Unemployment  Construction Safety Training (OSHA-10)

8 8 AWARD of CONTRACT  Before any work begins, you must send a Prevailing Wage Project Notification Form to the DLS. Send it when the project is bid to ensure the DLS receives it timely (see section §§ , RSMo, and 8 CSR [3]).Project Notification Form§§ CSR  Verify if a wage subsidy, bid supplement or rebate was provided, and if so, if it was provided lawfully. The amount and date of such subsidy, supplement or rebate must be reported to the public body within 30 days of receipt of payment (see section §§ , RSMo).§§

9 Project Notifications The reporting requirements of sections to states, each public body which is awarding a contract for a public works project shall, prior to beginning of any work on such public works project, notify the department, on a PW-2 Project Notification form prescribed by the department, of the scope of the work to be done, the various types of craftsmen who will be needed on the project, and the date work will commence on the project."PW-2 Project Notification

10 10 DURING CONSTRUCTION  A legible list of all prevailing wage rates must remain posted in a prominent and easily accessible place at the worksite by each contractor and subcontractor on the project. Require the notice to be posted during the full time that any worker is employed on the job (see section §§ , RSMo).§§  If you are aware of any possible prevailing wage violation, you must report it to the DLS using the Prevailing Wage Complaint Form. The DLS will assist you and your staff with complying with the law. A public body cannot make final payment until the law is complied with.Complaint Form

11 Wage Orders Missouri's Prevailing Wage Law establishes a minimum wage rate that must be paid to workers on public works construction projects in Missouri, such as bridges, roads, and government buildings. The prevailing wage rate differs by county and for different types of work. The Prevailing Wage Law applies to all public works projects constructed for public use or benefit or paid for wholly or in part out of public funds.

12 12  General Wage Order General Wage Order  Annual Wage Order Annual Wage Order  Davis Bacon Act Wage Decisions Davis Bacon Act Wage Decisions

13 CLASSIFICATION OF WORK  Determine proper Occupational Title for the work being performed. 8 CSR [7] 8 CSR  USDOL O-Net 13

14 CERTIFIED PAYROLL REPORTS  Review records of wages paid to all workers employed to assure workers are paid properly (see section §§ , RSMo). Records must be kept within the state by the contractor and each subcontractor for a period of one year following completion of the public works project, using the Contractor Payroll Records form (LS-57 form) (see 8 CSR [7]).§§ LS-57 form8 CSR Missouri's Payroll Form Instructions O-Net 14

15 State Form LS Project Weekly Gross/ Total Weekly Gross State State Requires Address for Excessive Unemployment

16 State Form LS State requires detailed breakout of fringes

17 Independent Contractors  Monitor any workers classified as independent contractors and issued 1099 tax forms. It is against the law for an employer to knowingly misclassify a worker or fail to claim the worker as an employee (see section §§ , RSMo). The Attorney General may seek an injunction prohibiting the employer from engaging in such conduct which can stop a public works project (see section §§ , RSMo). Report misclassified workers with the “Report Worker Misclassification/1099 Abuse” form (form MODES-4610[BRW1] ).§§ §§ MODES-4610[BRW1]

18 18 COMPLETION of PROJECT  Before final payment can be made, the general contractor and all subcontractors must file an Affidavit of Compliance of Compliance with the contracting public body. The affidavit must state the party has fully complied with Missouri Prevailing Wage Law, and the public body must verify that the correct wages were paid. No payment can be legally made by the public body to the contractor(s) until the affidavit is filed in proper form and order with the public body (see section §§ and §§ , RSMo).Affidavit of Compliance§§ §§  Withhold and retain any and all amounts due as a result of any violations of the Prevailing Wage Law (see section §§ , RSMo). §§

19 FORMS 19  Check Off List Check Off List  Project Notification PW-2 Project Notification PW-2  Affidavit of Compliance Affidavit of Compliance  Certified Payroll LS-57 Certified Payroll LS-57  Payroll Instructions Payroll Instructions  General Wage Order #54 General Wage Order #54  Occupational Title Rule Occupational Title Rule

20 20 UNDOCUMENTED WORKER  Verify that no business entity or employer involved with your project employs an unauthorized alien to perform work within the state of Missouri. As a condition for the award of any contract or grant in excess of five thousand dollars the business entity shall, by sworn affidavit and provision of documentation, affirm its enrollment and participation in a federal work authorization program with respect to the employees working in connection with the contracted services (see sections §§ , and §§ , RSMo). Failure to comply may cause a public body to be ineligible for any moneys provided through grants administered by any state agency (see section §§67.307, RSMo). §§ §§ §§67.307

21 21 COMPLETION of PROJECT  Before final payment can be made, the general contractor and all subcontractors must file an Affidavit of Compliance of Compliance with the contracting public body. The affidavit must state the party has fully complied with Missouri Prevailing Wage Law, and the public body must verify that the correct wages were paid. No payment can be legally made by the public body to the contractor(s) until the affidavit is filed in proper form and order with the public body (see section §§ and §§ , RSMo).Affidavit of Compliance§§ §§  Withhold and retain any and all amounts due as a result of any violations of the Prevailing Wage Law (see section §§ , RSMo). §§

22 22 COMPLIANCE Failure to comply with the requirements of the Prevailing Wage Law can result in civil action, including an injunction stopping work on a project, and in criminal fines of up to $500 and up to six months imprisonment for each day there is a violation.

23 23 Transient Employer  Any company or corporation who is domiciled outside the state of Missouri, but who has employee’s working in Missouri, (it doesn’t matter where the employee resides or where they are from)  This means the employee’s wages are subject to Missouri Withholding Tax and possibly Employment Tax. See form 3032, Transient Employer Guidelines at

24 24 Other Requirements For Transient Employers  Register with the Missouri Secretary of States office and obtain a Certificate of Authority number. Their telephone number is  Contact the Missouri Division of Employment Security to determine liability for Employment Tax in Missouri. Their telephone number is  Provide proof of worker’s compensation coverage in Missouri. (OR why you are exempt) Their telephone number is

25 25 Excessive Unemployment  Any month immediately following two consecutive months during which the level of unemployment in the state has exceeded five percent.  Only Missouri laborers and laborers from non-restrictive states may be employed under the contract. (See sections §§ through§§ , RSMo.)non-restrictive states§§ through§§  If Project includes Federal Funds Excessive Unemployment Does Not Apply

26 26 Restrictive States  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia and Wyoming.

27 27 10-Hour Construction Safety Training (OSHA-10)  “The contractor and all subcontractors to the contract must require all on-site employees to complete the ten- hour safety training program required under Section §§ , RSMo, if they have not previously completed the program and have documentation of having done so.” (See section §§ , RSMo.) §§

28 10-Hour Construction Safety Training  All on-site employees of contractors and subcontractors engaged in the construction of public works must complete the 10-hour Required Safety Training  Required Safety Training is OSHA 10 Training (a 10-hour course in construction safety and health taught by an OSHA approved instructor), or similar program at least as stringent as OSHA 10 Training, that is approved by the Division. The training requirement applies to all public works projects let for bid on or after August 28, All on-site employees of a contractor or subcontractor working on a project let on or after this date must complete the Required Safety Training within 60 days of beginning work on a project. 28

29 Documentation of Completion  All on-site employees of a contractor or subcontractor must have certification of successful completion of Required Safety Training within 60 days of beginning work on a public works project.  On-site employees must provide documentation that they have successfully completed the Required Safety Training within the required time period. If they cannot do so within 20 days of a request for such documentation, they must be removed from the project and their employers will be subject to penalties as described in the Act. 29

30 Noncompliance and Penalties  The penalty is $2,500 plus $100 for each non-compliant worker for each calendar day, or portion of a day, that the employee worked on-site.  Each contractor and subcontractor is liable for the penalties incurred as a result of its own on-site employees who are not compliant with the required safety training. Additionally, each contractor and subcontractor is also jointly liable for the penalties incurred as a result of on-site employees of any of its subcontractors who are not compliant with the required safety training. If the penalty arose due to a non- compliant worker of a subcontractor, the general contractor or superior subcontractor may withhold the amount of any penalty levied from any monies due to the subcontractor relating to the public works project. If payments to the subcontractor have already been made in full, the general contractor or superior contractor may pursue collection of the penalty in the Circuit Court in the county where the public works project was located 30

31 31 Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Labor Standards The Division of Labor Standards always is available to answer questions and provide assistance with a prevailing wage project. Please contact us anytime at: Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Labor Standards Prevailing Wage Section P.O. Box 449 Jefferson City, MO Phone: Fax: Website:


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