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Prevailing Wage Law Overview

Prevailing wages laws are laws that require employers to pay workers the hourly wage and fringe benefits paid to the majority of workers in a particular county. Wisconsin's prevailing wage laws have changed as of January 1, 2017. Read More

State building projects bidding subsequent to January 1, 2017, are now under the administration of the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Facilities Development (DOA/DFD).  Go to the DOA/DFD website for more information.

Know the Law

This section provides:

Find Forms and Contact the Equal Rights Division

This section provides downloadable versions of prevailing wage forms and includes Equal Rights Division contact information like telephone numbers, fax numbers and emails.

Search for Project, County, Initial and Final Determinations (for Projects begun prior to 2017)

In this section, the public may view specific prevailing wage project determinations and find prevailing wage rates by county for the various construction trades and project types. These rates are meant for public viewing only, and not for project bidding purposes.

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