Prevailing Wage Requirements
The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works. Davis-Bacon Act and Related Act contractors and subcontractors must pay their laborers and mechanics employed under the contract no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area.
The City of Minneapolis Prevailing Wage Ordinance requires all contractors and subcontractors performing work on city-funded (or state funded) construction projects in excess of $50,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rate (in accordance with the federal Davis-Bacon Act and related federal regulations) for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area.
Contract Compliance Services
- Process and investigate Prevailing Wage complaints
- Enforce & monitor prevailing wages on publicly-funded projects in Minneapolis
Prevailing Wage Complaints
If you are an employee who has worked on a City of Minneapolis project and believe you have not been paid prevailing wage for any reason, you may be entitled to monetary restitution. Restitution is the dollar difference between what you were paid and the applicable prevailing wage. Please contact the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights at 612-673-3012 or [email protected].
You can also fill out the Online Complaint Form.
If the City of Minneapolis Prevailing Wage Ordinance applies, General Contractors must:
- Submit a complete pre-construction book with contractor profile forms for all subcontractors and suppliers.
- Submit and ensure all subcontractors submit bi-weekly Certified Payroll Reports.
- Submit and ensure all subcontractors submit an apprenticeship agreement, a pay/benefits scale, and ratio language for each and every apprentice working on site.
- Post the project's prevailing wage decision, additional wage classifications, and the City's non-discrimination poster in an accessible, safe, and visible space on the project site.
- Pay employees every two weeks.
- Respond timely and accurately to the contract compliance officer's monthly compliance e-mails.
- Provide and ensure subcontractors provide proof of employee payments, proof of independent contractor status, and proof of wage restitution when asked to provide such documentation.
- Facilitate on site visits with the contract compliance officer.
- Ensure all subcontractors mark their last payrolls for labor performed on the project as "final."
- Retain payroll records for at least one year.
- Cooperate with investigations.
- Pay restitution within 30 days of notification, unless you decide to appeal the Contract Compliance Division's Determination.
Prevailing Wage Documents
- Contractor Profile Form
- LCPtracker Set-up Form
- City Prevailing Wage Fact Sheet
- Federal Labor Fact Sheet
- Davis-Bacon Poster
- Davis-Bacon Poster (Spanish)
Last updated Jan 3, 2017