Prevailing Wage Project
The Bureau of Labor Law Compliance updated its Pennsylvania Building Journeyperson Laborer Notes to clarify existing tasks performed throughout the Commonwealth. The "Building Laborer Notes" link on the Bureau's website provides a list of those tasks that should be read in conformity with custom and usage of the construction industry in the geographic region in which they are utilized.
The Department of Labor and Industry, through the Bureau of Labor Law Compliance, determines prevailing wage rates for the construction industry and enforces the rates and classifications under heavy, highway and building construction projects of $25,000 or more when public funds are involved.
The Department also determines the prevailing minimum wage rates and employee benefits for specific localities and classifications. The Prevailing Wage Regulations allow the Secretary of Labor and Industry to consider collective bargaining agreements and other types of data for purposes of determining the wage rates.
The Bureau of Labor Law Compliance is responsible for the administration, education, and enforcement of labor laws. As such, it provides employers and employees with educational outreach seminars, conducts investigations and resolves disputes when complaints are received.
Please direct your questions regarding Prevailing Wage to the Bureau of Labor Law Compliance
, with offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Scranton.