If a contractor knows of a wage violation (even though they didn’t win that particular bid), can they file a complaint against another contractor or against the public body granting the contract?

The new law allows the Department to investigate on its own initiative or to look into complaints filed only by the following parties:

  1. Any decision-making public servant for a public body for which a public works project is being performed, if the complaint is against the contractor or subcontractor for the project;
  2. Any contractor, if the complaint is against his or her subcontractor for work performed on behalf of a public body;
  3. Any subcontractor, if the complaint is against his or her contractor for work performed on behalf of a public body; and
  4. Any worker who alleges a violation of his or her rights under sections 290.210 to 290.340.2.

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