PA 09-25—HB 6462

Labor and Public Employees Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFIED PAYROLLS

SUMMARY: This act requires contractors and subcontractors working on state and municipal construction projects to submit their certified payrolls to the contracting agency by first-class, postage-prepaid mail. Prior law required these employers to submit their payrolls, but did not specify how. By law, failure to file a certified payroll that meets the requirements set in the prevailing wage law for state and municipal projects is a class D felony (see Table on Penalties).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

BACKGROUND

Prevailing Wage and Certified Payroll

By law, certified payrolls must include a statement signed by the employer indicating: (1) records are correct, (2) the wage rate paid to each covered employee is at least the prevailing wage rate, (3) the employer has complied with the prevailing wage law, (4) the employer is aware that knowingly filing a false certified payroll is a class D felony, and (5) several other requirements are met. Covered employees include each person performing the work of a mechanic, laborer, or worker.

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