Michigan

Michigan State Prevailing Wage

On Oct 7, 2021 Michigan has reinstated the state’s prevailing wage requirement, which assured that laborers were paid fairly for the work performed specifically covering all government construction projects, which included:

new construction, alteration, repair, installation, painting, decorating, completion, demolition, conditioning, reconditioning, or improvement of public buildings, schools, works, bridges, highways, or roads” that was “sponsored or financed in whole or in part by the state (of Michigan).

Per Michigan Legislature HOUSE BILL NO. 4594, Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law required the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to set the “prevailing wage and fringe benefits” rate for laborers by reviewing and comparing the rate on projects of a similar character in the locality under collective agreements or understandings between bona fide organizations of construction mechanics and their employers.

You can Find State Prevailing Wage Rates Here:
Please note, this is the last rate schedule issued in June 2018 prior to the repeal. Therefore, updates may occur.
The reinstated Prevailing Wage Law does not impact the Federal Davis-Bacon Act, which requires that contractors pay laborers a minimum amount based upon the local prevailing wage for all contracts involving federal projects in excess of $2,000 to which the government is a party, unless projects are funded by both state and federal; then the higher prevailing wage rate would apply.

It likewise does not impact the Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private and public sectors.