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Annual wage order: When will the new annual wage order containing the prevailing wage and the public works contracting minimum wage (PWCMW) rates be released?

As in years past, in making the annual wage determination, DOLIR will continue to accept reports of hours worked and other wage data from the previous calendar year (2018 in this case) as long as this information is submitted to the department by January 31, 2019.   The PWCMW is 120% of the average hourly wage in a county where fewer than 1,000 hours are reported in a particular occupational title. The initial wage determination will then be calculated by DOLIR no later than March 10th, with a final determination released no later than July 1, 2019. 

The same timetable will be followed for the release of the PWCMW.  Both the PWCMW and the prevailing wage in each county will be released together in the Annual Wage Order.

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