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Prevailing Wage


Prevailing wage laws apply to public construction work and generally require employers to pay workers the hourly wage and fringe benefits paid to the majority of workers in a particular county.

The 2017 - 2019 state budget repealed Wisconsin's prevailing wage laws. Prevailing Wage rates applicable to state agencies will be those issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act, 40 U.S.C. 3142.

You can find more information about projects and project determinations under the Davis-Bacon Act online or by contacting the Wage & Hour Division at 1-866-4-US-WAGE (487-9243).

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Applicable to projects bid prior to January 1, 2017