Wages and Hours of Employees on Public Works
Chapter 104, HRS
Presented by: Pamela Martin, DLIR, Wages Division,
September 27, 2016
Executive Summary: We present the highlights of a presentation by the State of Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), Wage Standards Division. This is the department that handles what is better known as “prevailing wage”.
Highlights: Contractors who perform public projects for the State of Hawaii or the federal government are likely well aware of the term “prevailing wage”. Prevailing wage is a minimum wage (base wage combined with fringe) that must be paid by a contractor when performing on most public projects.
Basic hourly rate + fringe benefits = Prevailing wage
There are few exceptions to paying prevailing wage on public projects – the only one of significance was projects less than or equal to $2,000.
Below are some examples of when to pay, or not…