A Guide to Prevailing Wage Laws in Connecticut
A Message from the Director
It is with great pride
and pleasure that the Division provides this guidebook on prevailing wage to
our clients, especially contracting agencies and contractors. The prevailing
wage law was passed on the Federal level in 1932 with Connecticut enacting
their law in 1933 which covered any public building. Over the years there
have been many legislative changes to the law. In the appendix you will find
a handy chart which relates the history of these changes. Due to the
numerous changes and interpretations regarding this law, we have prepared
this guidebook in a manner which should be helpful and user friendly.
The guidebook begins with an
overview of the unit that administers this law and then a summary of the law
itself as well as a synopsis of the last legislative action. The content is
designed so that if you are a contracting agency or contractor there are
specific sections which you
should refer to for important information.
For contracting agencies the
first section outlines basic definitions, how to request rates, and the debarred
For contractors, we describe
the laws and devote a whole section to certified payrolls and how to calculate
the proper payment of prevailing wage. You will also find information regarding
classifications and apprentices.