Prevailing Wage Law
The Prevailing Wage law regulates the hours of labor, rates of pay, conditions of employment, obligations of employers and duties of certain public officials under contracts and subcontracts for public works in Maryland.
Services Covered Under The Prevailing Wage Law
The Prevailing Wage law applies to a construction project valued at $500,000 or more if either of the following criteria are met:
Please Contact the State or Federal Finance and Procurement Authority for more information regarding Services Covered Under the Prevailing Wage Law.
Certified Payroll Statement Submission
Contractors on state & Federal-funded construction projects covered by the Prevailing Wage Law are required to submit certified payroll statements indicating that the wage rates paid for both straight time and overtime are not less than the prevailing wage rate established for the class of worker and that the worker's class (mechanic vs. laborer) reflects the type of work performed by the worker. Certified payrolls must be submitted to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry electronically within 14 days after the end of the payroll period. Penalties for late submission of payrolls total $10 for each calendar day the records are late.