Contracts FAQ 18

Are local government public works contracts subject to any state prevailing wage requirements as of January 1, 2017?  

No. Prior to January 1, 2017, state law required local governments to obtain a prevailing wage rate from the state for each trade or occupation required in the erection, construction, remodeling, repairing or demolition of any project of public works. In 2015, the state legislature passed and Governor Scott Walker signed into law 2015 Act 55, which eliminated all statutory local government prevailing wage requirements.