What is Prevailing Wage?
Minnesota prevailing wage laws advance regional economic policy by ensuring that workers on Minnesota’s publicly funded construction projects are paid local wages.
What are state prevailing wages?
Prevailing wage rates are established by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry through an annual survey of actual wages paid to construction workers in your local community. Prevailing wage is the hourly rate, plus benefits, required by law to be paid for each trade or occupation while performing work on state-funded construction projects.
When do prevailing wage laws apply?
State prevailing wage rates are paid on:
- State-funded road, highway, street, airport, bridge, power plant, water treatment and utility construction projects.
- State-funded building construction projects.
- State-funded economic development construction projects.
- Locally funded construction projects where the prevailing wage has been required by local law or contract.
These projects can be highways, roads, wastewater treatment plants, public housing projects, public utilities, schools, parks and recreation improvements, or any other construction project funded in part or whole by state funds.
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