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The Indiana General Assembly repealed the Indiana Common Construction Wage Act (Indiana's Prevailing Wage Law) effective July 1, 2015. A copy of the Enrolled Act may be found online at: www.in.gov/dol/files/2015_HEA_1019.pdf .
Contractors working on Common Construction Wage projects awarded prior to July 1, 2015 must continue to comply with the Common Construction Wage Act as it existed prior to the repeal, and workers must be paid at or above the established wage and fringe benefit rates for the duration of the project. For a list of adopted Common Construction Wage (Prevailing Wage) Scales, please visit www.in.gov/dol/2840.htm .
Unless federal or state law provides otherwise, a public agency may not establish, mandate or otherwise require a wage scale or wage schedule for a public works contract awarded by the public agency after July 1, 2015.
Work performed on federally-funded projects covered by Davis-Bacon and Related Acts is not affected by the repeal. For information about Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, please visit www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts/dbra.htm .
With the repeal of the Common Construction Wage Act (Indiana's Prevailing Wage Law), the Indiana General Asembly added new requirements for public works construction contractors.
These requirements include:
The Indiana Department of Labor has no lawful authority to investigate or enforce the contributions of a Tier 1 contractor or payment of employees in cash. Suspected violations of these requirements should be directed to the government agency that awarded the contract for the project.
The Indiana Department of Labor has no lawful authority to investigate claims of a contractor failing to E-Verify employees. Suspected violations of this requirement should be directed to the government agency that awarded the contract for the project. For more information about how to E-Verify employees, please visit www.uscis.gov/e-verify .
The Indiana Department of Labor does not certify that contractors are in compliance with federal or state wage and hour laws. Contractors seeking this certification may want to consult their legal advisors about satisfying the certification requirement.
The Indiana Department of Labor will continue to accept wage complaints for failure to pay the Common Construction Wage (Indiana's Prevailing Wage) on any contracts awarded before July 1, 2015. The Common Construction Wage Complaint Form may be found online at www.in.gov/dol/files/CCW_Complaint_Form.pdf .
A public agency that is the owner of a public works project and suspects misclassification of one or more workers working on the public works project may request, in writing, an investigation by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.