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Changes to Ohio’s Prevailing Wage Law Proposed

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Last week, State Senator Matt Huffman (R) introduced S.B. No. 72. The bill proposes modifying several statutes to limit the scope of the prevailing wage obligation in Ohio.  The proposal comes on the heels of Kentucky’s elimination of its prevailing wage law. While there are a number of changes made in the bill, the primary… Continue Reading

Kentucky’s Trifecta: Comprehensive Right-to-Work Legislation Enacted

Posted in Prevailing Wage, Unions
Kentucky has become the 27th state in the nation to enact right-to-work legislation.  It did so on one of its legislators’ first days back in the office in 2017.  The “trifecta” is made up of three different bills, all directed at compulsory union membership and union-scale wages.  Read more about Kentucky’s right-to-work law, repeal of… Continue Reading

Ohio Prevailing Wage and Oil and Gas Operations

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By Michael Settineri The Ohio Attorney General has issued Opinion No. 2012-029 (pdf) providing guidance on county road use maintenance agreements. The Opinion provides that: (1) a county may enter into a road use maintenance agreement (RUMA) with a private company conducting oil and gas operations or wind farm operations where the company will improve and… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Ohio Budget Bill Changes Prevailing Wage Requirements

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Last week, Governor Kasich (R) signed Ohio’s biennial budget bill.  Among other items contained in the bill were changes to the state’s prevailing wage law.  At the outset of the legislative process, the Ohio House of Representatives proposed substantial changes to the prevailing wage law.  Those were summarized on this blog earlier this year.   While significant changes survived… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Ohio Supreme Court Declines to Review Constitutionality of Ohio Prevailing Wage Law

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By Michael Griffaton As readers of this blog know, in 770 West Broad AGA v. Zurz, 2011-Ohio-832, ¶ 25 (2011), the Tenth District Court of Appeals “decline[d] … to address [770 West Broad’s] additional arguments regarding the constitutionality of Ohio’s prevailing wage statutes….”  770 West Broad appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court and asked the Court… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Ohio Prevailing Wage Law Changes

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Ohio’s biennial budget bill, Substitute H.B. 153, continues along the legislative path.  It passed the House and is currently pending before the Senate Finance Committee.  As readers of this blog know, the bill proposes some substantial changes to Ohio’s prevailing wage law. Before passing the House, legislators changed a few of the prevailing wage provisions in the bill. … Continue Reading

Ohio Supreme Court Asked to Review Constitutionality of Ohio Prevailing Wage Law

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By Michael Griffaton As a result of an appeal filed in Zurz v. 770 West Broad AGA LLC, 2011-Ohio-832, the Ohio Supreme Court may soon have the opportunity to determine whether Ohio’s Prevailing Wage Law is an unconstitutional delegation of the General Assembly’s legislative authority.    The case dates back to 2008, when the Department of… Continue Reading

Changes to Ohio Prevailing Wage Law Proposed

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Recently, Ohio’s biennial "budget bill" was introduced.  Among many other provisions, Substitute House Bill 153, the technical name given to the budget bill, contains some significant changes to the state’s prevailing wage law.  Some of the changes to the prevailing wage law that are proposed in the bill are (for ease of reference, line numbers in… Continue Reading

Ohio School Facilities Commission Reverses Strickland Prevailing Wage and Project Labor Agreement Actions

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By Nelson Cary and Angela Rapp On February 24, 2011, the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) voted to no longer require union-scale wages on job sites in the hopes of saving money on school construction.  The OSFC’s action last Thursday returns it to a pre-Strickland administration era when the rules did not allow local districts to require prevailing… Continue Reading