The Prevailing Wage Rates Reform Act of 2016
would dramatically change how the prevailing wage is determined, what projects are impacted by prevailing wage, and penalties for not paying employees the proper wage rates. The bill would eliminate the survey process and use the current collectively bargained rates as the prevailing wage rates. The bill would reduce the threshold for prevailing wage projects from $500,000 to $25,000 and would increase the liquidated damage penalties from $20 per day per employee to $1,000 per day per employee. One mistake could put you out of business! A hearing is scheduled for this bill on March 4. You will be receiving additional information on who to contact to express your opposition to the legislation.