The threshold for the payment of prevailing wages on public works projects in Hawaii is $2,000.00. The wage rate determinations are issued on February 15 and September 15 every year. Other addenda or additional wage rates are issued when needed. The wage rate determinations issued are good for the duration of the project. Since wage determination is multi-year, a contract is “on-notice” as wage increases come into effect. The contractor must pay increases as noted on the determination issued by the Director of Labor accordingly.