Public Contractors’ Biggest Threat: Annualization! – How to Calculate Annualization and Make it Work for You!

Public Contractors’ Biggest Threat: Annualization! – How to Calculate Annualization and Make it Work for You!

If you are a Public Works contractor and offer a bona fide prevailing wage plan, you are likely familiar with the concept of annualization. The U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage resource book refers to annualization as: “The computational method that is used to calculate the hourly rate of benefit plan contributions that are creditable to a contractor’s prevailing wage fringe benefit obligation on covered projects.”

Annualization of Fringe Benefits – How to Calculate with Examples

Annualization of Fringe Benefits – How to Calculate with Examples

Annualization is one of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in the Davis Bacon Act (DBA), Service Contract Act (SCA) and state laws. However, knowledge about how annualization works, and how it affects contractors’ financial obligations for bona fide benefit...