Prevailing Wage laws require contractors who work on certain public projects to pay construction workers the region’s standards for hourly wages, benefits, and overtime, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Department of Commerce. These market wages are established by local standards and competitive practices.

Compliance Tips:

  • Ohio has distinct thresholds for work that involves roads, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches, and other works connected to road or bridge construction. The threshold for new construction that involves such work is $78,258. The threshold for remodeling that involves such work is $23,447. Beginning January 1, 1996, and every even-numbered year thereafter, the Ohio director of commerce must adjust all the contract threshold amounts in accord with a formula set by the Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 4115.034.
  • Instructions for Preparing Certified Payroll Reports: