The new law allows the Department to investigate on its own initiative or to look into complaints filed only by the following parties:
- Any decision-making public servant for a public body for which a public works project is being performed, if the complaint is against the contractor or subcontractor for the project;
- Any contractor, if the complaint is against his or her subcontractor for work performed on behalf of a public body;
- Any subcontractor, if the complaint is against his or her contractor for work performed on behalf of a public body; and
- Any worker who alleges a violation of his or her rights under sections 290.210 to 290.340.2.