Nebraska

  • Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy and infrequent local use.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; no monetary threshold.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute allows the Department of Corrections to enter into P3s to construct state prisons, but they prohibit local government entities from entering into P3s to construct other corrections facilities. No other statute permits or prohibits government entities from entering into P3s.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Nebraska Worker Training Program – Designed to support the retraining and upgrading of existing workers, currently employed in, or being training for, high quality, long term jobs that enhance business productivity. Grants are directed to paying for direct training, which includes tuition and fees, classroom materials, wages and benefits of instructors, and purchase of construction facilities or equipment whose use is limited to training.

  • Career and Technical Education

    98% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Nebraska recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)

    4.1% (Combined construction and extraction).

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Nebraska

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: 30 days after receipt of payment request made pursuant to the contract.
Public: 45 days after invoice or receipt of services whichever is later. Highway construction:final payments 60 days after project is tentatively accepted.
Subs:

– Private: 10 days after payment.
– Public: No laws in place.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

All private employers seeking contractors with public employers and all public contractors and/or their subcontractors need to verify the legal work status of new employees using the E-Verify. Incentives are available for private employers using E-Verify but there is no requirement for private businesses.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.6%

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

3.9

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

8.4%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

9

Percentage of Pensions Funded

89%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.50%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

7.81%

Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)

8.9%