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Prevailing Wage Rate Law Handbook
Wage and Hour: Prevailing Wage

This guide is a general summary to help public agencies, contractors and subcontractors understand and comply with Oregon´s prevailing wage rate (PWR) law. The information here reflects legislative changes through the 2013 legislative session and subsequent administrative rules.
The information in this guide is not intended as legal advice. Often, applying prevailing wage rate law in specific situations is very complex. Those wishing such legal advice should contact an attorney and not rely on this guide. 

You can download the entire 2018 Prevailing Wage Rate Law Handbook.

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Oregon's Prevailing Wage Rates
History of Oregon PWR Legislation
Projects Covered by PWR Laws
How Prevailing Wage Rates are Determined
How to Determine the Correct Rate of Pay
Public Agency Responsibilities
Contractor and Subcontractor Responsibilites
Prevailing Wage Rate Law Enforcement
Appendix A: Computing the Allowable Hourly Credit for Fringe Benefit Contributions
Appendix B: Contacts
Appendix C: Calculating Weighted Average Overtime
Appendix D: Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 279C.800 to ORS 279C.870
Appendix E: Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 839, Division 25
2018 Prevailing Wage Rate Laws Handbook Order Form