Utah

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Statute prohibits government-mandated PLAs on public and publicly-assisted construction projects.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute neither permits nor prohibits P3s on vertical construction projects. Statute authorizes the use of P3s on tollway facilities. Unsolicited bids are accepted, but through a competitive bid process.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Bridge Program – This grant provides a limited reimbursement opportunity to small businesses to offset training costs from the creation of new jobs (only businesses under 100 employees).

  • Career and Technical Education

    72% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Utah does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

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

    6.3%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Utah

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Payment must be made 45 days after invoice.
Public: Payment must be made within 60 days for progress payments and 45 days after final.
Subs:
– Private: Prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 30 days for progress payments.
– Public: Prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 30 days for progress payments. For final payment, prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 10 days after payment.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

Private employers with 15 or more employees must use E-Verify, though there are no enforcement mechanisms or penalties in place for noncompliance . Statute requires all public employers, public contractors, and subcontractors to use E-Verify and makes it illegal to discharge a lawful employee while retaining an unauthorized alien in the same job category. There are certain exceptions for H-2A and H-2B visa holders.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

5.4%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

5.3

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

3.5%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Fully illegal.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

86%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.65%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5.00%

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

7.9%