Effective June 23, 2020 a new provision to the existing prevailing wage rate law, Labor Law §220, paragraph a of subdivision 3-a, requires contractors and subcontractors to provide written notice to all laborers, workers or mechanics of the prevailing wage and supplement rate for their particular job classification on each pay stub*. To be clear, this detailed information regarding supplements is to be included on each and every paystub.
Specifically, the law requires where such prevailing wage supplements are claimed, the notice shall identify, for each type of supplement claimed: (i) the hourly rate claimed; (ii) the type of supplement, including when applicable, but not limited to, pension or healthcare; (iii) the names and addresses of the person or entity providing such supplement; and (iv) the agreement, if any, requiring or providing for such supplement, together with information on how copies of such agreements or summaries thereof may be obtained.
It also requires contractors and subcontractors to post a notice at the beginning of the performance of every public work contract on each job site that includes the telephone number and address for the Department of Labor and a statement informing laborers, workers or mechanics of their right to contact the Department of Labor if he/she is not receiving the proper prevailing rate of wages and/or supplements for his/her particular job classification.
The required notification will be provided with each wage schedule, may be downloaded from website www.labor.ny.gov or made available upon request by contacting the Bureau of Public Work at (518) 457-5589.
*In the event that the required information will not fit on the pay stub, an accompanying sheet or attachment of the information will suffice.