New Jersey

New Jersey prevailing wage law requires the following thresholds: 1) the total value must exceed $2,000 if the work is being done for, or on property or premises owned by, any other public entity, including boards of education and municipal utility authorities; 2) the total value of the project must exceed $16,263 if the work is being done for, or on property or premises owned by, a municipality; or 3) the total value of aggregate cost of maintenance and repair of the project is $50,000.

Compliance Tips:

  • Anyone interested in bidding on or engaging in any contract (or part thereof) for public work which is subject to the provisions of the Prevailing Wage Act must register with the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance as required by the Public Works Contractor Registration Act.
  • The Act and regulations requires every contractor or sub-contractor performing public work for a public body to maintain the following records: the name, address, social security number, craft or trade of each worker, and; the actual hourly rate of pay, actual daily, overtime and weekly hours worked in each craft or trade, gross pay, itemized deductions, and net pay paid to the employee; such record shall also include: a. any fringe benefits paid to approved plans, funds or programs on behalf of the employee; and; b. fringe benefits paid in cash to the employee.