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Borrow Pit Considered Part Of Project Site Payment-progress

Tuesday, September 02, 2003 05:23 pm

Borrow Pit Considered Part Of Project Site Payment-progress

An Oregon court has ruled that a borrow pit was part of the project site for purposes of minimum wage rates, even though the pit had been mined prior to the opening of bids on the contract.

The Oregon Department of Transportation awarded a contract to R. L. Coats for a highway construction project in Deschutes County. The contract incorporated the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) regulations interpreting the state prevailing wage statute.

The Department later withheld progress payments from Coats for failure to pay prevailing wage rates [...]

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