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Prevailing Wage

Prevailing Wage Act 

The Prevailing Wage Act (Title 12-4-401 (Part 4)) protects wage earners from unfair practices regarding pay on state-funded highway construction projects. The Act also requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to conduct a survey to determine wage rates for various job classifications for state-funded highway construction projects. The data are solicited from the state's contractors annually in highway construction. You may reach us by calling the Labor Standards Unit at 844-224-5818.

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Prevailing Wage Act for State Highway Projects

Tennessee Prevailing Wage Rates and State Highway Construction Projects (Published November 30, 2017)
Prevailing Wage Act Effective Date January 1,  2014
Public Chapter No. 280
Prevailing Wage Bulletin