Move Prevailing Wage Dollars Out of Payroll and Reduce Associated Costs
By constructing a bona fide fringe benefit plan, you’ll increase profits. Submit more competitive bids. Build employee loyalty.
DirectAdvisors maintains a thorough understanding of the laws governing prevailing wage in the construction industry.
Find out how DirectAdvisors can help you design and administer a bona fide benefit plan that meets federal and state contract compliance requirements.
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As stated in the U.S. Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Resource book, “Annualization is a computational method used to determine the hourly rate of benefit plan contributions that are creditable towards a contractors’ prevailing wage fringe benefit obligation on covered projects.”
All Merit shop construction companies working on projects covered by the Davis-Bacon Act or state prevailing wage laws have to make decisions on how to satisfy the fringe benefit portion of the prevailing wage law.
In New York, the prevailing wage and fringe benefit rate must be paid on all public work hours. Contractors may satisfy the fringe benefit portion of the prevailing wage by either paying the prevailing benefit rate as additional cash wages, or by providing bona fide benefits that at least equal the rate.