Below are some frequently asked questions about prevailing wage laws in Alabama. Contact us for any specific questions.
What is Prevailing Wage?
Basics of Prevailing Wage Rates in Alabama
Without local prevailing wage law, Alabama public works projects must comply with the federal Davis Bacon Act, so regulations are set by the Department of Labor. The prevailing wages are determined by the Secretary of Labor based on classifications and location. Once a project start date is determined the wages and fringe rates are locked in, these rates must be paid for the entire term of the contract.
Projects regulated by the Davis Bacon require weekly certified payroll reports to be submitted. Subcontractors must submit their certified reports to the general contractor. The standard form to fill out for a certified report is the WH-347. You should always check with the contracting agency for specific requirements on the projects.
What can be considered Fringe Benefits?
The costs for fringe benefits are incurred by the contractor/employer; they are not payroll deductions from employee pay.