Public Contracts/Prevailing Wage Law

​​​​Montana's prevailing wage law, often referred to as Montana's Little Davis-Bacon Law, applies to public works contracts entered into for construction services (heavy, highway and building) or nonconstruction services by the state, county, municipality, school district, or political subdivision in which the total cost of the contract is $25,000 or more. It requires that bidders on contracts pay a set rate of compensation, including employee benefits, and that at least 50% of the employees of each contractor working on the jobs be bona fide Montana residents.

The Department of Labor and Industry, through its Labor Standards Bureau, determines prevailing wage rates for the construction and service industries. Established rates can be obtained by clicking on Montana Prevailing Wage Rates. The Labor Standards Bureau also enforces the rates and classifications under heavy, highway and building construction, and services. Specifically excluded from the law are employees engaged in engineering, superintendence, management, office or clerical work or consulting contracts, contracts with commercial suppliers for goods and supplies, or contractors with professionals licensed under state law. Further information on rate enforcement are found on this page.

Related Links

Title 18, Chapter 2 Part, 4 (Special Conditions - Standard Prevailing Rate of Wages)

MT Prevailing Wage Administrative Rules

Public Works Contract / Prevailing Wage FAQ

​Prevailing Wage Quick Reference Guide

Contact Information 

Labor Standards Bureau
Wage and Hour Unit
PO Box 201503
Helena, MT 59620-1503
(406) 444-5600

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Related Links

 

 

Debarmenthttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/public-contracts-prevailing-wage-law/debarmentDebarment
Fed Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll Formhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/public-contracts-prevailing-wage-lawFed Davis-Bacon Certified Payroll Formhttp://assets.dli.mt.gov/erd/lsdocs/dli-erd-ls087.pdf, http://assets.dli.mt.gov/erd/lsdocs/dli-erd-ls087.pdf
Fed Davis-Bacon Wage Determinationshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/public-contracts-prevailing-wage-lawFed Davis-Bacon Wage Determinationshttp://www.wdol.gov/, http://www.wdol.gov/
Research and Analysishttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/public-contracts-prevailing-wage-lawResearch and Analysishttp://lmi.mt.gov, Research and Analysis
Service Contract Acthttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/public-contracts-prevailing-wage-lawService Contract Acthttp://www.dol.gov/whd/contracts/sca.htm, Service Contract Act

 
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