General Statutes Sections 31-53 and 31-53a contain the State of Connecticut’s prevailing wage laws. Each contract between the State, its representatives, or any political subdivision of the State for the construction, remodeling, refinishing, refurbishing, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of any public works project is subject to this legislation.
Connecticut’s prevailing wage regulations must be followed when new public works projects are constructed and the combined cost of all work to be done by contractors and subcontractors exceeds $1,000,000. In addition, where the entire cost of labor to be done by contractors or subcontractors in connection with any remodeling, refinishing, refurbishing, rehabilitation, alteration, or repair of any public works project exceeds $100,000, Connecticut prevailing wage regulations shall apply. Prevailing wage rates in Connecticut are updated annually, on or before the 1st of July. The new and updated rates are posted in the Department of Labor website.