2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 16 - City, County, State and Local Powers
Chapter 6 - Public Property
Article 2 - Preference for State Laborers
Section 16-6-203 - Required Resident Labor on Public Works; Exception.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 16-6-203 (2022)

16-6-203. Required resident labor on public works; exception.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this act, every person who is responsible for a public work shall employ only Wyoming laborers on the public work. Every contract for a public work let by any person shall contain a provision requiring that Wyoming laborers be used except nonresident laborers may be used when Wyoming laborers are not available for the employment from within the state or are not qualified to perform the work involved. The contract shall contain a provision requiring specific acknowledgement of the requirements of this section. A person required to employ Wyoming laborers may employ nonresident laborers if:

(i) That person submits written notice to the nearest state workforce center of his need for laborers. The notice may include the person's need for laborers on multiple public works that the person is responsible for during a nine (9) month period. The notice shall specify if the need for laborers constitutes an emergency that endangers the health, welfare or safety of the public as determined by the public entity associated with the public work. If the person's need for laborers substantially changes during the period, the person may amend the written notice submitted under this paragraph;

(ii) The state workforce center certifies that the person's need for laborers cannot be filled from those Wyoming laborers listed with the Wyoming department of workforce services or that an emergency exists that endangers the health, welfare or safety of the public as determined by the public entity associated with the public work for which Wyoming laborers are not readily available. The certification shall specify the number of nonresident laborers the person may employ on the public works the person is responsible for during the nine (9) month period following certification. Except as provided in this paragraph, the state workforce center shall respond to a person's request for certification or certification amendment within ten (10) days of the date the written notice is received. The state workforce center shall respond to a person's emergency request for certification as soon as practicable but not to exceed three (3) days after the date the emergency request is received; and

(iii) Upon hiring, the person shall submit to the state workforce center the number of nonresident laborers employed by the person pursuant to the certification issued under paragraph (ii) of this subsection and the public work or works for which each nonresident laborer is employed during the period of certification. The number of nonresident laborers employed during the period of certification shall not exceed the number specified by the certification or certification amendment.

(b) Upon request by a state workforce center, the general contractor shall provide the most recent construction schedule for a public work.

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