How to Apply for a Prevailing Wage Determination
The Construction Wage Standards Section determines prevailing wage rates for most local governmental and state public works projects. A prevailing wage rate determination is commonly referred to as a "white sheet".
Effective January 1, 2009, the TOTAL cost (labor, equipment and material) of completing a single-trade project must be $48,000 or more, and the TOTAL cost (labor, equipment and material) of a multiple-trade project must be $234,000 or more. A "single trade project " is defined as one in which a single trade accounts for 85% or more of the total labor cost of such project. A " multiple-trade project" is defined as one in which NO single trade accounts for more than 85% of the total labor cost of such project.
The recently approved threshold of $25,000 for local governmental and state public works projects does not go into effect until January 2, 2010.
If you have a question on a Department of Transportation state highway project in Wisconsin, please call 608-266-1631. If you have a question on a federal Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rate determination, please call 312-596-7215.