Prevailing Wage Assistance
Our members can receive assistance from one of our associate members who specializes in ensuring accurate accounting of certified payrolls. Our associate members can help save money on payroll taxes, and can also offer assistance in the event that there is an audit by the Illinois or U.S. Department of Labors.
The Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/0.01 et. seq.)("IPWA" or the "Act") requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers and mechanics employed on "public works" projects in Illinois no less than the general prevailing rates of wages (consisting of hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) for work of similar character in the locality (locality usually means the county ) where the work is performed. As of August 21, 2007 , this work now includes any maintenance, repair, assembly, or dis-assembly work performed on equipment whether owned, leased, or rented.
For more up-to-date information, check out www.illinoisprevailingwage.com, presented by SmithAmundsen, LLC.
Below is additional Illinois Prevailing Wage information that you may find helpful.
- Illinois Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rates
- Illinois Prevailing Wage Act
- Sample disclaimer that should be attached to any information you provide to the public body or IDOL - Non-Public Information Disclaimer
- Sample language to inform subcontractors of possible prevailing wage. - Prevailing Wage Notice to Subcontractors
- Sample contract language when no notice is provided or when prevailing wage is not addressed in bid documents or related forms. - Prevailing Wage Contract Disclaimer