|Public Law 26-111|
Public Law 26-111
2002 (SECOND) Regular Session
Bill No. 323 (COR)
As amended by the Committee on Rules, General Governmental Operations, Reorganization, Reform, and Federal, Foreign and General Affairs and further amended.
Introduced by: Mark Forbes
V. C. Pangelinan
J. M.S. Brown
J. F. Ada
T. C. Ada
F. B. Aguon, Jr.
E. B. Calvo
F. P. Camacho
M. C. Charfauros
L. F. Kasperbauer
L. A. Leon Guerrero
K. S. Moylan
A. L.G. Santos
A. R. Unpingco
J. T. Won Pat
AN ACT TO ADD ARTICLE 13 TO CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 5 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING MINIMUM AND PREVAILING WAGE DETERMINATIONS, LEAVE REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFIT REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES OF SERVICE AND OTHER CONTRACTORS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF GUAM.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF
Section 1. Legislative Findings and Intent. I Liheslaturan GuÃ‚han finds that there are no prevailing wages, or set benefits, established for employees of private contractors awarded service and other contracts by the government of Guam, except to the extent that the minimum wage law applies, and specifically to the extent that the Federal prevailing wage applies to construction contractors.
This lack of
minimum standards sets an insecure and uneven playing field for businesses
wishing to do business with the government of
Section 2. Article 13 is hereby added to Chapter 5 of Title 5 of the Guam Code Annotated to read as follows:
WAGE AND BENEFIT DETERMINATION.
Section 5801. Wage Determination Established. In such cases where the government of Guam enters into contractual arrangements with a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation (Ã«contractorÃ) for the provision of a service to the government of Guam, and in such cases where the contractor employs a person(s) whose purpose, in whole or in part, is the direct delivery of service contracted by the government of Guam, then the contractor shall pay such employee(s) in accordance with the Wage Determination for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands issued and promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor for such labor as is employed in the direct delivery of contract deliverables to the government of Guam.
Wage Determination most recently issued by the U.S. Department of Labor at the
time a contract is awarded to a contractor by the government of
Section 5802. Benefits. In addition to the Wage Determination detailed in this Article, any contract to which this Article applies shall also contain provisions mandating health and similar benefits for employees covered by this Article, such benefits having a minimum value as detailed in the Wage Determination issued and promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor, and shall contain provisions guaranteeing a minimum of ten (10) paid holidays per annum per employee.
Section 5803. Department of Labor Monitoring and Penalizing Authority. The Guam Department of Labor, or its successor, shall monitor compliance with the provisions of this Article. The Director of the Department of Labor, or that personÃs successor, shall investigate possible or reported violations of the provisions of this Article, and shall forward such findings to the Chief Procurement Officer of the General Services Agency, or that personÃs successor.
The Department of Labor, or its successor, shall promulgate rules and regulations, pursuant to the Administrative Adjudication Law, as needed to ensure the equitable investigation of violations and the maintenance of due process, as well as the assessment of monetary penalties in the event of a violation, providing that such monetary penalties shall be limited to the assessment of daily penalties of no less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) per day, and no more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) per day, until such time as a violation has been corrected, as well as the payment of all back wages and benefits due.
Section 5804. Probation and Appeal. A contractor who violates the provisions of this
Article, as determined by the process authorized in ÃŸ 5803 of this Article, may
be placed on a probationary status by the Chief Procurement Officer of the
General Services Agency, or its successor, for a period of one (1) year. During such probationary status, a contractor
shall not be awarded any contract by
any instrumentality of the government of