1.  The public body awarding any contract for public work, or otherwise undertaking any public work, shall ascertain from the Labor Commissioner the prevailing wage in the region established pursuant to NRS 338.025 in which the public work is to be performed for each craft or type of work.

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes 338.030

  • Contract: means a written contract entered into between a contractor and a public body for the provision of labor, materials, equipment or supplies for a public work. See Nevada Revised Statutes 338.010
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractor: means :

    (a) A person who is licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 624 of NRS. See Nevada Revised Statutes 338.010

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • person: means a natural person, any form of business or social organization and any other nongovernmental legal entity including, but not limited to, a corporation, partnership, association, trust or unincorporated organization. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.039
  • Public body: means the State, county, city, town, school district or any public agency of this State or its political subdivisions sponsoring or financing a public work. See Nevada Revised Statutes 338.010
  • Public work: means any project for the new construction, repair or reconstruction of a project financed in whole or in part from public money for:

    (a) Public buildings;

    (b) Jails and prisons;

    (c) Public roads;

    (d) Public highways;

    (e) Public streets and alleys;

    (f) Public utilities;

    (g) Publicly owned water mains and sewers;

    (h) Public parks and playgrounds;

    (i) Public convention facilities which are financed at least in part with public money; and

    (j) All other publicly owned works and property. See Nevada Revised Statutes 338.010

  • Wages: means :

    (a) The basic hourly rate of pay; and

    (b) The amount of pension, health and welfare, vacation and holiday pay, the cost of apprenticeship training or other bona fide fringe benefits which are a benefit to the worker. See Nevada Revised Statutes 338.010

2.  The prevailing wage in each such region must be determined by the Labor Commissioner. To determine the prevailing wage in each region, the Labor Commissioner shall, in each odd-numbered year, survey contractors who have performed work in the region. Within 30 days after the determination is issued:

(a) A public body or person entitled under subsection 5 to be heard may submit an objection to the Labor Commissioner with evidence to substantiate that a different wage prevails; and

(b) Any person may submit information to the Labor Commissioner that would support a change in the prevailing wage of a craft or type of work by 50 cents or more per hour in any region.

3.  The Labor Commissioner shall hold a hearing in the region in which the work is to be executed if the Labor Commissioner:

(a) Is in doubt as to the prevailing wage; or

(b) Receives an objection or information pursuant to subsection 2. The Labor Commissioner may hold only one hearing a year on the prevailing wage of any craft or type of work in any region.

4.  Notice of the hearing must be advertised in a newspaper in the region in which the work is to be executed once a week for 2 weeks before the time of the hearing.

5.  At the hearing, any public body, the crafts affiliated with the State Federation of Labor or other recognized national labor organizations, and the contractors of the region or their representatives must be heard. From the evidence presented, the Labor Commissioner shall determine the prevailing wage.

6.  If the Labor Commissioner determines pursuant to subsection 2 that the prevailing wage for a craft or type of work is a wage that has been collectively bargained, the Labor Commissioner shall:

(a) Include in his or her determination of that prevailing wage any compensation in addition to the basic hourly wage or benefit for the craft or type of work required to be provided by the collective bargaining agreement, including, without limitation, premium pay for hours worked in excess of a shift of 8 hours or 12 hours or such other time increment set forth in the agreement or on a weekend or holiday and zone pay. As used in this paragraph, ‘zone pay’ means additional pay for performing work at a work site that is located in a zone established in a collective bargaining agreement.

(b) Issue an amendment to the determination of the prevailing wage for the craft or type of work if the collective bargaining agreement provides for an increase in the wage before the next determination of that prevailing wage by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to subsection 2.

7.  The wages so determined must be:

(a) Issued by the Labor Commissioner on October 1 of the odd-numbered year in which the survey was conducted and, except as otherwise provided in subsection 8, remain effective for 2 years after that date; and

(b) Made available by the Labor Commissioner to any public body which awards a contract for any public work.

8.  On October 1 of each even-numbered year, the Labor Commissioner shall:

(a) Adjust the prevailing rate of wages:

(1) If the Labor Commissioner determined in the previous odd-numbered year that the prevailing rate of wages for a class of workers who perform the craft or type of work was a wage which was collectively bargained, in accordance with the signed collective bargaining agreement that is on file with the Labor Commissioner, if the collective bargaining agreement provides for such an adjustment on or before October 1 of that even-numbered year; or

(2) If the Labor Commissioner determined in the previous odd-numbered year that the prevailing rate of wage for a class of workers who perform the craft or type of work was not a wage which was collectively bargained, in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, West Region (All Items), as published by the United States Department of Labor or, if that index ceases to be published by the United States Department of Labor, the published index that most closely resembles that index, as determined by the Labor Commissioner, if any change in that index has occurred since October 1 of the previous odd-numbered year; and

(b) Reissue the prevailing rate of wages for each class of workers who perform the craft or type of work, including any rates required to be adjusted pursuant to paragraph (a).

9.  If the contract for a public work:

(a) Is to be awarded pursuant to a competitive bidding process, the prevailing wages in effect at the time of the opening of the bids for a contract for a public work must be paid until the completion or termination of the contract or for the 36 months immediately following the date on which the bids were opened, whichever is earlier.

(b) Is not to be awarded pursuant to a competitive bidding process, except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, the prevailing rate of wages in effect on the date on which the contractor for the contract is selected by the awarding body must be paid until the completion or termination of the contract or for the 36 months immediately following the date on which the contractor was selected, whichever is earlier. If the contract is not entered into within 90 days after the date of the selection of the contractor, the prevailing rates of wages in effect on the date on which the contract is entered into must be paid until the completion or termination of the contract or for the 36 months immediately following the date on which the contract was entered into, whichever is earlier.

10.  If a contract for a public work is not completed or terminated within 36 months immediately following the date on which the bids were opened pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 9, within 36 months immediately following the date on which the contractor was selected, within 36 months immediately following the date the contract was entered into pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 9 or for any 36-month period thereafter until the contract is completed or terminated:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), the prevailing wages in effect on the last day of the 36-month period must be paid for the immediately following 36 months.

(b) If the prevailing wages in effect on the last day of the 36-month period are lower than the prevailing wages paid during that 36-month period under the contract, the prevailing wages paid during that 36-month period must be paid for the immediately following 36 months.

11.  Nothing contained in NRS 338.020 to 338.090, inclusive, may be construed to authorize the fixing of any wage below any rate which may now or hereafter be established as a minimum wage for any person employed upon any public work, or employed by any officer or agent of any public body.