Virginia Adopts State Prevailing Wages Effective May 1, 2021
Effective May 1, 2021, the State of Virginia implemented prevailing wage requirements for all public contracts over $250,000 in value. The States adopt the Federal Davis Bacon rates for projects, including whatever holiday or vacation which is included in the federal wage determination.
“Public works” means the operation, erection, construction, alteration, improvement, maintenance, or repair of any public facility or immovable property owned, used, or leased by a state agency or locality. Virginia Code 2.2-4321.3.
State or local agencies should contact the Commissioner of Labor and Industry for wage rates for their projects not less than 10 days nor more than 20 days prior to bid. Then, be sure to communicate those wage rates to their bidder’s list.
Certified payroll records and back up documentation must be kept for six(6) years after completion of the project.
California Update on Kaanaana v Barrett
The California Department of Industrial Relations is calling for contractors engaged in recycling work at materials recovery and recycling facilities to submit wage survey information in response to the Kaanaana v Barrett case. For more information go to