The Plumbers and Pipefitters Locals are putting together the prevailing wage rates for all counties and need your help.
Each Local requests contractors fill out these forms for 539 & 455 and 34 & 15or in any convenient format and return them to the below contact information by May 17th, 2019. If you have questions on how to fill out the forms there is information on the survey forms or call the Local.
1. Work performed between April 1, 2018 and May 31, of 2019
1. Company Name
2. Cost of project (approximately)
3. Name of project
4. Address of project including county
5. Brief description of work performed
6. Names of Journeyman Plumbers or Pipefitters on the project
*Requests reporting on the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Big Stone, Carver, Chippewa, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pope, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Wright, and Yellow Medicine
Wage rates are being updated on the Pipe Trades website. Be sure to check back frequently as they are added.
Minneapolis Sick & Safe Leave Expanded to Employers Outside of Minneapolis
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Minneapolis may enforce sick and safe leave requirements against employers located OUTSIDE of Minneapolis that have employees working within city limits. Effective immediately.
Employers with employees working at least 80 hours per year within the City of Minneapolis, and particularly those employers not located within the city limits, should
- Ensure eligible employees are accruing and are entitled to use sick-and-safe time as required by the Ordinance
- Review and revise policies, procedures and agreements which address paid time off to comply with the Ordinance
This does not apply to registered Apprentices, Journeylevel Workers, Foreman, General Foreman
This does applyto Owners, Pre-Apprentices, Project Managers, Office Workers, Engineers, etc.
MMCA would like to welcome Steve Huss from Custom Refrigeration out of Golden Valley, MN and Rich Peterson from Cities1 Plumbing & Heating out of St. Paul, MN.
Check out the Spring 2019 CCLD Newsletter. The CCLD Review is a quarterly publication that promotes safe, healthy work and living environments in Minnesota and informs construction and code professionals about the purpose, plans and progress of Construction Codes and Licensing Division of the Department of Labor and Industry. Highlights include: new required contract language if you perform insurance repair to homes, Q&A on the Minnesota Plumbing Code, and an update on the Rulemaking Committee of the Minnesota Plumbing Board.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act employers do not need to pay employees for time spent traveling from their home to their workplace before the start of the workday or driving home after the workday is over. Workplace can be considered the employers offices or a construction site.
If an employer requires workers to meet at its offices before traveling to a construction site the employer is required to include the time spent traveling from office to construction site as hours worked. The employer would not, however, be required to pay time spent by the employee traveling from home to the offices before traveling to the construction site or traveling home from the offices after the workday is over.
Special provisions may apply to work done outside a normal work area.
HealthPartners: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employees lead busy lives, and everyday challenges can take a toll on their work. HealthPartners Employee Assistance Program (EAP) gives them the resources they need to manage stress and be more productive at work.
The Employee Assistance Program available through Health Partners can be accessed 24/7 online, over the phone, or through instant messaging through a mobile app.