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103.165 (3) (a) 3. The decedent's father or mother if the decedent shall leave leaves no surviving spouse, domestic partner under ch. 770, or children.
28,2184 Section 2184. 103.165 (3) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
103.165 (3) (a) 4. The decedent's brother or sister if the decedent shall leave leaves no surviving spouse, domestic partner under ch. 770, children, or parent.
28,2185 Section 2185. 103.165 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.165 (3) (c) The amount of the cash bond, together with principal and interest, to which the deceased employee would have been entitled had the deceased employee lived, shall, as soon as paid out by the depository, be turned over to the relative of the deceased employee person designated under par. (a) effecting the accounting and withdrawal with the employer. The turning over shall be a discharge and release of the employer to the amount of the payment.
28,2186 Section 2186. 103.165 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.165 (3) (d) If no relatives persons designated under par. (a) survive, the employer may apply the cash bond, or so much of the cash bond as may be necessary, to paying creditors of the decedent in the order of preference prescribed in s. 859.25 for satisfaction of debts by personal representatives. The making of payment under this paragraph shall be a discharge and release of the employer to the amount of the payment.
28,2186f Section 2186f. 103.457 of the statutes is amended to read:
103.457 Listing deductions from wages. An employer shall state clearly on the employee's pay check, pay envelope, or paper accompanying the wage payment the amount of and reason for each deduction from the wages due or earned by the employee, except such miscellaneous deductions as may have been authorized by request of the individual employee for reasons personal to the employee. A reasonable coding system may be used by the employer. If the department finds that an employer has failed to state that information clearly as required under this section, the department may order the employer to pay the employee, as liquidated damages, not less than $50 nor more than $500 for each violation.
28,2186t Section 2186t. 103.49 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (1) (a) "Area" means the county in which a proposed project of public works that is subject to this section is located or, if the department determines that there is insufficient wage data in that county, "area" means those counties that are contiguous to that county or, if the department determines that there is insufficient wage data in those counties, "area" means those counties that are contiguous to those counties or, if the department determines that there is insufficient wage data in those counties, "area" means the entire state or, if the department is requested to review a determination under sub. (3) (c), "area" means the city, village, or town in which a proposed project of public works that is subject to this section is located.
28,2186u Section 2186u. 103.49 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (1) (am) "Bona fide economic benefit" means an economic benefit for which an employer makes irrevocable contributions to a trust or fund created under 29 USC 186 (c) or to any other bona fide plan, trust, program, or fund no less often than quarterly or, if an employer makes annual contributions to such a bona fide plan, trust, program, or fund, for which the employer irrevocably escrows moneys at least quarterly based on the employer's expected annual contribution.
28,2186v Section 2186v. 103.49 (1) (bg) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (1) (bg) "Insufficient wage data" means less than 500 hours of work performed in a particular trade or occupation on projects that are similar to a proposed project of public works that is subject to this section.
28,2186x Section 2186x. 103.49 (1) (bj) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (1) (bj) "Minor service and maintenance work" means a project of public works that is limited to minor crack filling, chip or slurry sealing, or other minor pavement patching, not including overlays, that has a projected life span of no longer than 5 years cleaning of drainage or sewer ditches or structures; or any other limited, minor work on public facilities or equipment that is routinely performed to prevent breakdown or deterioration.
28,2187 Section 2187. 103.49 (1) (bm) of the statutes is repealed.
28,2187f Section 2187f. 103.49 (1) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (1) (d) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2., "prevailing wage rate" for any trade or occupation engaged in the erection, construction, remodeling, repairing or, demolition , or improvement of any project of public works in any area means the hourly basic rate of pay, plus the hourly contribution for health insurance benefits, vacation benefits, pension benefits, and any other bona fide economic benefit, paid directly or indirectly for a majority of the hours worked in the trade or occupation on projects in the area.
28,2187h Section 2187h. 103.49 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (1) (d) 2. If there is no rate at which a majority of the hours worked in the trade or occupation on projects in the area is paid, "prevailing wage rate" for any trade or occupation engaged in the erection, construction, remodeling, repairing or, demolition , or improvement of any project of public works in any area means the average hourly basic rate of pay, weighted by the number of hours worked, plus the average hourly contribution, weighted by the number of hours worked, for health insurance benefits, vacation benefits, pension benefits, and any other bona fide economic benefit, paid directly or indirectly for all hours worked at the hourly basic rate of pay of the highest-paid 51% of hours worked in that trade or occupation on projects in that area.
28,2187j Section 2187j. 103.49 (1) (dm) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (1) (dm) "Project of public works" means a project involving the erection, construction, repair, remodeling, demolition, or improvement, including any alteration, painting, decorating, or grading, of a public facility, including land, a building, or other infrastructure.
28,2188 Section 2188. 103.49 (1) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
28,2188e Section 2188e. 103.49 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (1) (f) "State agency" means any office, department, independent agency, institution of higher education, association, society or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, including the legislature and the courts. "State agency" also includes a state public body and corporate created by constitution, statute, rule, or order, including specifically the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, and the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority.
28,2188f Section 2188f. 103.49 (1) (fm) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (1) (fm) "Supply and installation contract" means a contract under which the material is installed by the supplier, the material is installed by means of simple fasteners or connectors such as screws or nuts and bolts and no other work is performed on the site of the project of public works, and the total labor cost to install the material does not exceed 20 percent of the total cost of the contract.
28,2188g Section 2188g. 103.49 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (1m) Applicability. Subject to sub. (3g), this section applies to any project of public works erected, constructed, repaired, remodeled, demolished , or improved for the state or a state agency, other than a highway, street, or bridge construction or maintenance project, including all of the following:
(a) A project erected, constructed, repaired, remodeled, demolished , or improved by one state agency for another state agency under any contract or under any statute specifically authorizing cooperation between state agencies.
(b) A project in which the completed facility is leased, purchased, lease purchased, or otherwise acquired by, or dedicated to, the state in lieu of the state or a state agency contracting for the erection, construction, repair, remodeling, demolition , or improvement of the facility.
(c) A "sanitary sewer" or water main project in which the completed sanitary sewer or water main is acquired by, or dedicated to, the state for ownership or maintenance by the state.
28,2188h Section 2188h. 103.49 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (2) Prevailing wage rates and hours of labor. Any contract hereafter made for the erection, construction, remodeling, repairing, or demolition , or improvement of any project of public works, except contracts for the construction or maintenance of public highways, streets, and bridges, to which the state or any state agency is a party shall contain a stipulation that no person performing the work described in sub. (2m) may be permitted to work a greater number of hours per day or per week than the prevailing hours of labor, except that any such person may be permitted or required to work more than such prevailing hours of labor per day and per week if he or she is paid for all hours worked in excess of the prevailing hours of labor at a rate of at least 1.5 times his or her hourly basic rate of pay; nor may he or she be paid less than the prevailing wage rate determined under sub. (3) in the same or most similar trade or occupation in the area wherein such in which the project of public works is situated. A reference to the prevailing wage rates determined under sub. (3) and the prevailing hours of labor shall be published in the notice issued for the purpose of securing bids for the project. If any contract or subcontract for a project of public works that is subject to this section is entered into, the prevailing wage rates determined under sub. (3) and the prevailing hours of labor shall be physically incorporated into and made a part of the contract or subcontract, except that for a minor subcontract, as determined by the department, the department shall prescribe by rule the method of notifying the minor subcontractor of the prevailing wage rates and prevailing hours of labor applicable to the minor subcontract. The prevailing wage rates and prevailing hours of labor applicable to a contract or subcontract may not be changed during the time that the contract or subcontract is in force.
28,2188k Section 2188k. 103.49 (2m) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (2m) (a) 1. All laborers, workers, mechanics , and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works that is subject to this section.
28,2188m Section 2188m. 103.49 (2m) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (2m) (a) 2. All laborers, workers, mechanics , and truck drivers employed in the manufacturing or furnishing of materials, articles, supplies, or equipment on the site of a project of public works that is subject to this section or from a facility dedicated exclusively, or nearly so, to a project of public works that is subject to this section by a contractor, subcontractor, agent, or other person performing any work on the site of the project.
28,2188p Section 2188p. 103.49 (2m) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (2m) (b) 1. The laborer, worker, mechanic, or truck driver is employed to go to the source of mineral aggregate such as sand, gravel, or stone that is to be immediately incorporated into the work, and not stockpiled or further transported by truck, pick up that mineral aggregate, and deliver that mineral aggregate to the site of a project of public works that is subject to this section by depositing the material substantially in place, directly or through spreaders from the transporting vehicle.
28,2188r Section 2188r. 103.49 (2m) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (2m) (b) 2. The laborer, worker, mechanic, or truck driver is employed to go to the site of a project that is subject to this section, pick up excavated material or spoil from the site of the project of public works and transport that excavated material or spoil away from the site of the project.
28,2188v Section 2188v. 103.49 (3) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (3) (am) The department shall, by January 1 of each year, compile the prevailing wage rates for each trade or occupation in each area. The compilation shall, in addition to the current prevailing wage rates, include future prevailing wage rates when those prevailing wage rates can be determined for any trade or occupation in any area and shall specify the effective date of those future prevailing wage rates. If a construction project of public works extends into more than one area there shall be but one standard of prevailing wage rates for the entire project.
28,2189 Section 2189. 103.49 (3) (ar) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (3) (ar) In determining prevailing wage rates under par. (a) or (am), the department may not use data from projects that are subject to this section, s. 66.0903, 66.0904, 103.50, or 229.8275 or 40 USC 276a 3142 unless the department determines that there is insufficient wage data in the area to determine those prevailing wage rates, in which case the department may use data from projects that are subject to this section, s. 66.0903, 66.0904, 103.50, or 229.8275 or 40 USC 276a 3142.
28,2189v Section 2189v. 103.49 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (3) (c) In addition to the recalculation under par. (b), the state agency that requested the determination under this subsection may request a review of any portion of a determination within 30 days after the date of issuance of the determination if the state agency submits evidence with the request showing that the prevailing wage rate for any given trade or occupation included in the determination does not represent the prevailing wage rate for that trade or occupation in the city, village, or town in which the proposed project of public works is located. That evidence shall include wage rate information for the contested trade or occupation on at least 3 similar projects located in the city, village, or town where the proposed project of public works is located on which some work has been performed during the current survey period and which were considered by the department in issuing its most recent compilation under par. (am). The department shall affirm or modify the determination within 15 days after the date on which the department receives the request for review.
28,2190d Section 2190d. 103.49 (3g) of the statutes is renumbered 103.49 (3g) (intro.) and amended to read:
103.49 (3g) Nonapplicability. (intro.) This section does not apply to any single-trade public works project of the following:
(a) A project of public works for which the estimated project cost of completion is less than $30,000 or an amount determined by the department under s. 66.0903 (5) or to any multiple-trade public works project for which the estimated project cost of completion is less than $150,000 or an amount determined by the department under s. 66.0903 (5) $25,000.
28,2190f Section 2190f. 103.49 (3g) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (3g) (b) A project of public works in which the labor for the project is provided by unpaid volunteers.
28,2190j Section 2190j. 103.49 (3g) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (3g) (c) Minor service or maintenance work, warranty work, or work under a supply and installation contract.
28,2190n Section 2190n. 103.49 (4r) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (4r) (b) Upon completion of a project of public works and before receiving final payment for his or her work on the project, each agent or subcontractor shall furnish the contractor with an affidavit stating that the agent or subcontractor has complied fully with the requirements of this section. A contractor may not authorize final payment until the affidavit is filed in proper form and order.
28,2190p Section 2190p. 103.49 (4r) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (4r) (c) Upon completion of a project of public works and before receiving final payment for his or her work on the project, each contractor shall file with the state agency authorizing the work an affidavit stating that the contractor has complied fully with the requirements of this section and that the contractor has received an affidavit under par. (b) from each of the contractor's agents and subcontractors. A state agency may not authorize a final payment until the affidavit is filed in proper form and order. If a state agency authorizes a final payment before an affidavit is filed in proper form and order or if the department determines, based on the greater weight of the credible evidence, that any person performing the work specified in sub. (2m) has been or may have been paid less than the prevailing wage rate or less than 1.5 times the hourly basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of the prevailing hours of labor and requests that the state agency withhold all or part of the final payment, but the state agency fails to do so, the state agency is liable for all back wages payable up to the amount of the final payment.
28,2191d Section 2191d. 103.49 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (5) (a) Each contractor, subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent performing work on a project of public works that is subject to this section shall keep full and accurate records clearly indicating the name and trade or occupation of every person performing the work described in sub. (2m) and an accurate record of the number of hours worked by each of those persons and the actual wages paid for the hours worked.
28,2191f Section 2191f. 103.49 (5) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (5) (am) 1. Except as provided in this subdivision, by no later than the end of the first week of a month following a month in which a contractor, subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent performs work on a project of public works that is subject to this section, the contractor, subcontractor, or agent shall submit to the department in an electronic format a certified record of the information specified in par. (a) for that preceding month. This requirement does not apply to a contractor, subcontractor, or agent if all persons employed by the contractor, subcontractor, or agent who are performing the work described in sub. (2m) are covered under a collective bargaining agreement and the wage rates for those persons under the collective bargaining agreement are not less than the prevailing wage rate. In that case, the contractor, subcontractor, or agent shall submit to the department in an electronic format a copy of all collective bargaining agreements that are pertinent to the project of public works by no later than the end of the first week of the first month in which the contractor, subcontractor, or agent performs work on the project of public works.
2. The department shall post on its Internet site all certified records and collective bargaining agreements submitted to the department under subd. 1., except that the department may not post on that site the name of or any other personally identifiable information relating to any employee of a contractor, subcontractor, or agent that submits information to the department under subd. 1. In this subdivision, "personally identifiable information" does not include an employee's trade or occupation, his or her hours of work, or the wages paid for those hours worked.
28,2191h Section 2191h. 103.49 (5) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (5) (b) It shall be the duty of the department to enforce this section. To this end it may demand and examine, and every contractor, subcontractor, and contractor's and subcontractor's agent shall keep, and furnish upon request by the department, copies of payrolls and other records and information relating to the wages paid to persons performing the work described in sub. (2m) for work to which this section applies. The department may inspect records in the manner provided in this chapter. Every contractor, subcontractor, or agent performing work on a project of public works that is subject to this section is subject to the requirements of this chapter relating to the examination of records. Section 111.322 (2m) applies to discharge and other discriminatory acts arising in connection with any proceeding under this section.
28,2192 Section 2192. 103.49 (5) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (5) (c) If requested by any person, the department shall inspect the payroll records of any contractor, subcontractor, or agent performing work on a project of public works that is subject to this section to ensure compliance with this section. If In the case of a request made by a person performing the work specified in sub. (2m), if the department finds that the contractor, subcontractor, or agent subject to the inspection is found to be in compliance and if the person making the request is a person performing the work specified in sub. (2m) that the request is frivolous, the department shall charge the person making the request the actual cost of the inspection. If In the case of a request made by a person not performing the work specified in sub. (2m), if the department finds that the contractor, subcontractor, or agent subject to the inspection is found to be in compliance and if the person making the request is not a person performing the work specified in sub. (2m) that the request is frivolous, the department shall charge the person making the request $250 or the actual cost of the inspection, whichever is greater. In order to find that a request is frivolous, the department must find that the person making the request made the request in bad faith, solely for the purpose of harassing or maliciously injuring the contractor, subcontractor, or agent subject to the inspection, or that the person making the request knew, or should have known, that there was no reasonable basis for believing that a violation of this section had been committed.
28,2192e Section 2192e. 103.49 (6m) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 103.49 (6m) (am).
28,2192f Section 2192f. 103.49 (6m) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
103.49 (6m) (ag) 1. Any contractor, subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent who fails to pay the prevailing wage rate determined by the department under sub. (3) or who pays less than 1.5 times the hourly basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of the prevailing hours of labor is liable to any affected employee in the amount of his or her unpaid wages or his or her unpaid overtime compensation and in an additional amount as liquidated damages as provided in subd. 2., 3., or 4., whichever is applicable.
2. If the department determines upon inspection under sub. (5) (b) or (c) that a contractor, subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent has failed to pay the prevailing wage rate determined by the department under sub. (3) or has paid less than 1.5 times the hourly basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of the prevailing hours of labor, the department shall order the contractor to pay to any affected employee the amount of his or her unpaid wages or his or her unpaid overtime compensation and an additional amount equal to 100 percent of the amount of those unpaid wages or that unpaid overtime compensation as liquidated damages within a period specified by the department in the order.
3. In addition to or in lieu of recovering the liability specified in subd. 1. as provided in subd. 2., any employee for and in behalf of that employee and other employees similarly situated may commence an action to recover that liability in any court of competent jurisdiction. In an action that is commenced before the end of any period specified by the department under subd. 2., if the court finds that a contractor, subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent has failed to pay the prevailing wage rate determined by the department under sub. (3) or has paid less than 1.5 times the hourly basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of the prevailing hours of labor, the court shall order the contractor, subcontractor, or agent to pay to any affected employee the amount of his or her unpaid wages or his or her unpaid overtime compensation and an additional amount equal to 100 percent of the amount of those unpaid wages or that unpaid overtime compensation as liquidated damages.
4. In an action that is commenced after the end of any period specified by the department under subd. 2., if the court finds that a contractor, subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent has failed to pay the prevailing wage rate determined by the department under sub. (3) or has paid less than 1.5 times the hourly basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of the prevailing hours of labor, the court shall order the contractor, subcontractor, or agent to pay to any affected employee the amount of his or her unpaid wages or his or her unpaid overtime compensation and an additional amount equal to 200 percent of the amount of those unpaid wages or that unpaid overtime compensation as liquidated damages.
5. No employee may be a party plaintiff to an action under subd. 3. or 4. unless the employee consents in writing to become a party and the consent is filed in the court in which the action is brought. Notwithstanding s. 814.04 (1), the court shall, in addition to any judgment awarded to the plaintiff, allow reasonable attorney fees and costs to be paid by the defendant.
28,2192p Section 2192p. 103.49 (6m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (6m) (b) Whoever induces any person who seeks to be or is employed on any project of public works that is subject to this section to give up, waive, or return any part of the wages to which the person is entitled under the contract governing the project, or who reduces the hourly basic rate of pay normally paid to a person for work on a project that is not subject to this section during a week in which the person works both on a project of public works that is subject to this section and on a project that is not subject to this section, by threat not to employ, by threat of dismissal from employment, or by any other means is guilty of an offense under s. 946.15 (1).
28,2192r Section 2192r. 103.49 (6m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (6m) (c) Any person employed on a project of public works that is subject to this section who knowingly permits a contractor, subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent to pay him or her less than the prevailing wage rate set forth in the contract governing the project, who gives up, waives, or returns any part of the compensation to which he or she is entitled under the contract, or who gives up, waives, or returns any part of the compensation to which he or she is normally entitled for work on a project that is not subject to this section during a week in which the person works both on a project of public works that is subject to this section and on a project that is not subject to this section, is guilty of an offense under s. 946.15 (2).
28,2193 Section 2193. 103.49 (6m) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (6m) (d) Whoever induces any person who seeks to be or is employed on any project of public works that is subject to this section to permit any part of the wages to which the person is entitled under the contract governing the project to be deducted from the person's pay is guilty of an offense under s. 946.15 (3), unless the deduction would be permitted under 29 CFR 3.5 or 3.6 from a person who is working on a project that is subject to 40 USC 276c 3142.
28,2194 Section 2194. 103.49 (6m) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (6m) (e) Any person employed on a project of public works that is subject to this section who knowingly permits any part of the wages to which he or she is entitled under the contract governing the project to be deducted from his or her pay is guilty of an offense under s. 946.15 (4), unless the deduction would be permitted under 29 CFR 3.5 or 3.6 from a person who is working on a project that is subject to 40 USC 276c 3142.
28,2194g Section 2194g. 103.49 (6m) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (6m) (f) Paragraph (a) (am) does not apply to any person who fails to provide any information to the department to assist the department in determining prevailing wage rates under sub. (3) (a) or (am).
28,2194j Section 2194j. 103.49 (7) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
103.49 (7) (d) Any person submitting a bid on a project of public works that is subject to this section shall, on the date the person submits the bid, identify any construction business in which the person, or a shareholder, officer, or partner of the person, if the person is a business, owns, or has owned at least a 25% interest on the date the person submits the bid or at any other time within 3 years preceding the date the person submits the bid, if the business has been found to have failed to pay the prevailing wage rate determined under sub. (3) or to have paid less than 1.5 times the hourly basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of the prevailing hours of labor.
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