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Jeffery Peyton Office of Contracts Ohio Department of Transportation
Who needs to be paid prevailing wages? Site of Work Trucking Review of the Certified Payrolls Project Site Visits Reporting Requirements
Construction work over $2000 on Federal contracts over $78,258 (new construction) and $23,447 (reconstruction, alteration and repair) on projects that are 100% State funded. Construction includes: new construction, reconstruction, alteration, and repair of a public improvement over the established dollar threshold.
Prevailing Wage laws apply to all laborers and mechanics performing work on the Site of Work Must be paid not less often than weekly Correct wage determination must be posted at the job site, and readily accessible
Are defined as: Workers whose duties are manual or physical in nature - Includes apprentices Does not include: Executive, administrative, and professional employees (i.e. timekeepers, inspectors, architects, engineers) Non-working foremen
2 Key Points………. Must be registered in a bona fide apprenticeship program registered with DOL or a DOL approved State apprenticeship agency Must not exceed the allowable ratio of apprentices to journeymen specified in the Wage Determination or approved plan
Two prong test to determine the Site of Work Proximity Must be located adjacent or virtually adjacent to the project limits This has been established to be 1 mile as the crow flies Exclusive Must be dedicated exclusively to or nearly so, to the performance of the contract or project.
Site of Work does not include a contractors or subcontractors ….. permanent home office commercial batch plants & quarries other facilities not specifically established for the project at hand.
Employee Truck drivers are covered by Davis- Bacon for time: Spent moving material directly on the project Hauling material on or off the project from a dedicated source or location considered to be within the Site of Work Time spent loading or unloading materials or supplies on the site of the work, if such time is equal to or greater than 20% of the drivers total work week
Again, Site of Work must meet the 2 prong test……….. Proximity Must be located adjacent or virtually adjacent to the project limits (1 mile) and Exclusive Must be dedicated exclusively to the performance of the contract or project.
Must demonstrate a significant and real financial commitment Lease must be long term (1 year +) Can not be subject to cancellation at any time. Must maintain full control over the use and operation of the truck. Must assume responsibility for all aspects of operating that truck. Fuel Repair costs Vehicle insurance / Permits Fees
Must be submitted weekly Rates of pay must meet or exceed the rate listed in the wage determination Project owner / LPA must perform a review of not less than 30% of the payrolls received.
The total prevailing wage rate (TPWR) is composed of 2 parts: The basic hourly rate (BHR) and The fringe benefit package
BHR $20.00 FB $10.00 Total prevailing wage $30.00 The contractor may comply by paying…….. $30.00 in cash wages $20.00 in cash wages plus $10.00 for FB $19.00 in cash wages plus $11.00 for FB
Life Insurance Health Insurance Pension Vacation Holiday Sick Leave
Regular project site visits should be conducted to interview employees to ensure Prevailing Wage compliance. Project Bulletin Board must also be reviewed to ensure that all of the required posters are in place
Monthly Wage / EEO report must be completed by the LPA for each active project and returned to the ODOT district office by the 7th of every month
Federally Funded Projects Davis-Bacon and Related Acts 29 CFR Parts 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 100% State Funded Projects ORC 4115, Wages and Hours on Public Works
USDOL Ohio Department of Commerce, Wage and Hour Division