WEST VIRGINIA PREVAILING WAGE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON STATE PREVAILING WAGE
Whether you are just starting out as a prevailing wage contractor or just looking to keep yourself updated, we have compiled these resources about state prevailing wage. Here are the most common questions of prevailing wage contractors and workers to help expand your knowledge!
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If you are a contractor based in West Virginia working for government funded projects, read on below for the commonly asked questions of contractors like you.
What does the term construction mean in terms of prevailing wage projects?
How are the prevailing wage rates determined? Where can I find them?
The prevailing wage rates are determined each year by the Division of Labor every first week of January for Building, Heavy, and Highway construction projects. Each trade or job classification has its own prevailing wage rate. The schedule of rates are posted in the Secretary of State’s website, www.wvsos.org.
The prevailing wage rate is based on the job or trade classification of the work performed. Location of the project and type of the project are also considerations for the prevailing wage rate determination.
I see two rates for each trade classification. Which rate do I follow?
Do I have to pay for the fringe benefit amount if I don’t provide my employees their fringe benefits?
What is considered as a fringe benefit?
You can calculate the monetary equivalent of a qualified fringe benefit by dividing the annual cost of the benefit by 2080 hours for each prevailing wage worker.
How do I compute for the overtime pay of my prevailing wage workers in West Virginia?
Do owners, corporate officers, and salaried employees need to be paid the prevailing wage?
Do I need to have complete certified payrolls?
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