Prevailing Wage Act

2018 PREVAILING WAGE SURVEY:

During the month of June 2018, the Illinois Department of Labor will be conducting an electronic survey of rates paid for various categories of work performed on public works projects throughout Illinois.  The survey will be soliciting data on wages and fringe benefits paid to workers at the time the survey is conducted—that is, wages and fringe benefits paid during the month of June 2018.  In the coming weeks, the Department will be providing additional instructions to unions and contractors on how to access and enter their rate data into the Department’s on-line survey system. 
 
Please note that the Department will not be accepting paper submissions in response to its June 2018 rate survey.  Throughout the survey period, Department personnel will be available to provide technical support and assistance on any questions that may arise in connection with the survey.
 
Requires contractor and subcontractor to pay laborers, workers and mechanics employed on public works projects, no less than the general prevailing rate of wages (consisting of hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) for work ​of similar character in the locality where the work is performed.

 

Violators must pay workers the difference between the wage paid and the prevailing wage, and are subject to penalties and punitive damages. A contractor or subcontractor found to have violated the Act on two occasions in a five year period may this be barred from public works projects for four years. Contractors are required to post prevailing wage rates at job sites.


 

Contact Numbers

Prevailing Wage Information: (217) 782-1710 Or (312) 793-1585

Forms/Links

 
 
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