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Information Notice

To: All state or state agents who enter into a contract or agreement pursuant to section 31-57f of the Connecticut General Statutes (standard wage rate for certain service workers).

From: Gary K. Pechie, Director

Connecticut Department of Labor

Wage and Workplace Standards Division

Re: Information and impact of Attorney Generalís formal opinion of September 8, 2003  (Formal opinion 2003-13 to Labor Commissioner Shaun Cashman).

Date: July 15, 2004

bulletThis notice is to provide information as to the impact of the Attorney Generalís formal opinion 2003-13 on service contracts or agreements covered by section 31-57f of the Connecticut General Statutes.

The immediate impact of this opinion is that all contracts and agreements in effect after September 8, 2003 would have to reflect the current services rates under the Service Contract Act of 1965, 41 USC 351, et seq as published by the Labor Commissioner. To provide time to make changes any new rate would be applicable as of October 1, 2003. The opinion as well as the service rates were posted on our website which is

Our experience is that these rates change infrequently but they have changed since October 1, 2003.

In order to achieve compliance with the formal opinion each state or state agent contracting or agreeing to services should notify each required employer of this requirement and seek certified payrolls for verification.

The Labor Department can assist you in obtaining the applicable rates and we will also notify you of any changes if you provide an e-mail address by contacting me at Any questions about the rates or obligations concerning the laws should be directed to Wage and Workplace Standards Division at (860)263- 6543.

bullet Any questions concerning the formal opinion, should be directed to the Attorney Generalís office.

Your time and consideration in this matter is appreciated.

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