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 allowed.

  • 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

    69% 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. This does not apply to federally or partially federally funded projects.
Subs:
– Private: Prime must pay sub and sub must pay lower tiers within 30 days of being paid.
– Public: Prime must pay subs within 30 days for progress payments and 10 days for subs to lower tiers.

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

4.7%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

4.7.

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

89%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.63%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5.00%

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

7.9%