Prevailing Wage

General Information
Ohio's prevailing wage laws apply to all public improvements financed in whole or in part by public funds when the total overall project cost is fairly estimated to be more than $200,000 for new construction or $60,000 for reconstruction, enlargement, alteration, repair, remodeling, renovation, or painting.
a) The threshold for new construction will increase to $250,000 beginning September 29, 2013.
b) The threshold for reconstruction will increase to $75,000 beginning September 29, 2013.
Ohio's prevailing wage laws apply to all public improvements financed in whole or in part by public funds when the total overall project cost is fairly estimated to be more than $82,137 for new construction that involves roads, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches and other works connected to road or bridge construction or $24,609 for reconstruction, enlargement, alteration, repair, remodeling, renovation, or painting of a public improvement that involves roads, streets, alleys, sewers, ditches and other works connected to road or bridge construction.

More information regarding Ohio Prevailing Wage Laws can be found at the Ohio Department of Commerce Bureau of Wage and Hour website

Guidelines For Contractors
Ohio's prevailing wage laws apply to all public improvements financed in whole or in part by public funds when the total overall project cost is fairly estimated to be more than the thresholds set in place by the State of Ohio for either new construction or for reconstruction, enlargement, alteration, repair, remodeling, renovation, or painting.
Certified Payroll
Contractors and subcontractors are required by law to submit certified payroll reports for work on projects covered by Ohio's Prevailing Wage Law. This form meets the reporting requirements established by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4115. The use of this form is not mandatory. Employers may submit their own forms
AFFIDAVIT of COMPLIANCE - A completed Affidavit of Compliance shall be completed and submitted to the public authority by each
contractor and subcontractor prior to the release of the final payment
Employee Notification - Each employee of the contractor or subcontractor shall be provided, prior to starting work on the project,  written notification of their job classification, prevailing wage rate, fringe benefit amounts, and the name of the Prevailing Wage Coordinator for the project.
The Ohio Department of Commerce, Bureau of Wage & Hour provides information regarding Ohio’s prevailing wage laws and investigates complaints related to these laws.  The bureau can be reached at the following address: www.com.ohio.gov/dico