News for Prevailing Wage
On January 23, 2019, AGC of Washington filed suit to overturn recently-enacted legislation (SB 5493) that dramatically changes how prevailing wages are set in the state.
Posted on: 01/29/2019
Over the next seven months, L&I will launch exciting new features for the Prevailing-Wage Intent & Affidavit (PWIA) system and Awarding-Agency Portal.
Posted on: 12/18/2018
L&I is considering a proposal from REBOUND, a building trades group, to significantly alter the way in which the department enforces prevailing-wage laws and the potential penalties for non-compliance.
Posted on: 12/18/2018
The Legislature passed legislation that changed the way prevailing wages are set, saying that the prevailing wage will be the wage set by collective-bargaining agreements for those trades and in those counties with CBAs.
Posted on: 11/05/2018
The Department of Labor and Industries is in the process of updating rules regarding exemptions to the minimum-wage act (MWA) which exempts executive, administrative and professional (EAP) workers.
Posted on: 11/06/2018
As it is required to do every February and August, the Department of Labor and Industries has posted new prevailing wages, and among them are some significant changes.
Posted on: 08/29/2018
Among the bills passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor during the recently concluded legislative session were these measures:
Posted on: 03/28/2018
The Department of Labor and Industries is planning wage and hour surveys to establish prevailing-wage rates for several trades. The surveys will be carried out over the next 12 months and will be used to establish prevailing-wage rates in all 39 counties.
Posted on: 11/01/2017
The Department of Labor and Industries recently announced the launch of new features for the Prevailing Wage Intent & Affidavit (PWIA).
Posted on: 02/14/2017
The Industrial Statistician recently published prevailing-wage determinations regarding office cubicles and furniture lock and locksmith work portable toilets and construction of a spill-prevention control and countermeasure structure. Click the appropriate link for the specific determination o...
Posted on: 06/10/2015
Eileen I. McKillop Lane Powell PCConstruction has finally picked up after the recession. The Puget Sound Business Journal recently reported that the top 25 construction projects in the Puget Sound region amount to at least $12.5 billion of business for the region. As many major public-works proje...
Posted on: 06/03/2015
Prevailing wage laws are receiving more scrutiny in this legislative session than they have for years due in large measure to the State Senate’s “Majority Coaltion” that elevated Sen. Janéa Holmquist-Newbry (R-13) to Commerce and Labor Committee Chair. The sheer number of prevailing wage bills –...
Posted on: 03/04/2013
AGC opposes both HB 1023 which extends apprenticeship utilization quotas to certain private projects and HB 1025 which extends prevailing wage laws to some private projects. Basically the bills redefine as public works those projects for which: a party to the contract for the public work rece...