Pa. Bill Would Up Threshold For Prevailing Wage Projects

Law360, Philadelphia (July 12, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state legislator on Thursday introduced a measure that would allow a more than sevenfold increase to the cost threshold used to determine when workers on public infrastructure projects are required to receive prevailing wages.

Under a bill introduced by Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, prevailing wages would only have to be paid to workers for projects that cost more than $180,000, an increase from the current $25,000 level.

In a statement, Yaw said the threshold had not been updated in nearly 50 years and that...
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