State launches its prevailing wage survey

Nevada Labor Commissioner Michael Tanchek has launched the annual construction wage survey that will determine prevailing wage rates to be paid on Nevada public works construction projects costing more than $100,000.

The surveys are due July 15, and the rates will be posted by Oct. 1.

They are available only online at http://www.laborcommissioner.com, although participants will need to print and mail a hard copy of their report.

All contractors who have worked on construction projects may participate in the survey, even if they are not required to have contractors' licenses. "Temporary employment agencies and engineering firms often have employees who work on construction projects," Tanchek said, "Since they have to pay prevailing wages on public works projects, they can participate in the survey."

He said it's particularly useful to receive data on construction projects in rural areas of the state.

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