apprentices registered with the Most questions are easily answered over
Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship
Training (BAT) are recognized by the
the telephone by professional staff. More
complex questions may require written
Division. The program must be correspondence from the individual, as well as LABOR STANDARDS
from the Division.
certified by BAT.
7. How are prevailing wage rates set?
- Contractors, public bodies and others We invite all of you with any questions or
submit wage information to the requests for assistance to contact us at:
Division. The information includes
actual hours worked on commercial or Missouri Department of Labor and
heavy and highway projects. The Industrial Relations
classifications (Occupational Titles) of DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS
workers must be identified. The Wage and Hour Section
highest number of hours received for a P.O. Box 449
rate paid is the prevailing wage rate Jefferson City, MO 65102-0449
(per individual county). 573-751-3403 MISSOURI
8. Is there a minimum dollar amount or
square footage before a project is
considered a public works project?
- No, the law has no dollar or size limit
or requirement. www.dolir.mo.gov/ls/prevailingwage
9. I performed work for a contractor on
a particular project. Should I have RELAY MISSOURI SERVICE:
received prevailing wages for the
work performed? Voice User Calling A
- The first step is to identify the project Hearing/Speech Impaired User
as private or public works. If it was a 1-800-735-2466 (VOICE)
public works project, and you were an Hearing/Speech Impaired User Missouri Department of Labor
employee of a contractor, you should Calling a Voice User and Industrial Relations
have received the prevailing wage. 1-800-735-2966 (TDD) DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS
10. Does the Division of Labor Standards
offer any guidance or information
about Prevailing Wage?
- Yes, the Division has informational
packets that include the Prevailing
Wage Law and Regulations, step-by-
step procedures to follow, relevant
forms and a contractor’s report of
wages survey form.
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Missouri Prevailing Wage Law
The Missouri Prevailing Wage Law and form from the contractor(s) before should be addressed to the Division. If
Regulations generate many questions from making final payment. Send a copy to the size, type or extent of the existing
participants in public works projects, including the Division of Labor Standards. facility is changed or increased, the
public entities, engineering and architectural work performed is subject to the
firms, contractors, subcontractors and their Contractors:
Prevailing Wage Law. A maintenance
employees. - Request a copy of Occupational Title project is not subject to the Prevailing
The Division of Labor Standards enforces Rule. Wage Law. Maintenance is recurrent,
the Prevailing Wage Law (Chapter 290.210- - Your bids should be based on the rate day-to-day, periodic or scheduled work
290.340, RSMo). We also assist and educate for the scope of work defined for each unless it involves the overhaul or
parties on achieving compliance with the law. occupational title (classification). replacement of major constituent
The law applies to all public works projects. - Incorporate prevailing wages into your parts. If work involves the repair but
They include fixed works constructed for public bid. not the major repair or replacement of
use or benefit or paid for entirely or in part out existing facilities, and the size, type or
- Pay employees proper wage/fringe
of public funds. They also include work done extent of the existing facilities is not
rate for type of work performed.
directly by any public utility company performed changed, it is maintenance.
under the order of the public service - Submit certified payroll records to
commission or other public authority. Work public entity showing all employees’ 4. How is the proper prevailing wage
done for or by any drainage or levee district is work classifications (occupational title), rate calculated from the wage order?
not considered a public works project. hours worked and rate of pay. - The basic hourly rate and total fringe
- Submit Affidavit of Compliance form to benefits are added together to reflect
1. What are the basic Prevailing Wage the proper hourly rate of pay.
Law procedures and steps for public public entity at project completion to
entities and contractors to follow for receive final payment. 5. Are foremen, superintendents or
compliance? salaried employees subject to
2. What are the prevailing wage rates for prevailing wage rates?
Public Entities: a particular county, area or project? - Employees performing construction on
- Submit a request form (PW-3) to the - Because of the changing nature of public works projects are required to
Division of Labor Standards to receive Prevailing Wage rates, we do not give receive at least the prevailing rate of
the Annual Wage Order. rates verbally. Public entities should pay for the type of work they
- Incorporate a complete copy of the request rates with a request form performed. This is regardless of their
most current Annual Wage Order in all (PW-3). Contractors should get rates title or salary status. Employees who
bid specs. from bid specifications provided by the only perform supervisory tasks are not
- After awarding the contract, submit a public entity. covered by prevailing wage.
project notification form (PW-2) to the 3. What is the difference between major 6. What is the difference between
Division of Labor Standards. repair and maintenance? apprentices and helpers?
- During the course of the project, - “Major repairs” are subject to the - Helpers usually are untrained or
review all payroll records to ensure Prevailing Wage Law. Repairs done by unskilled workers. Apprentices are
Prevailing Wage Law requirements are overhaul or replacement of major employees enrolled in a skilled and
being met. constituent parts that have registered training program. Only
- At the completion of a project, acquire deteriorated are “major repairs.” Any
a completed Affidavit of Compliance questions regarding major repairs
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