1) The Delaware Department of Labor offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 24th and 25th, 2022, in observance of The Thanksgiving Holiday. All payments scheduled for Thursday and Friday November 24th and 25th, 2022, will be processed on Monday November 28th, 2022. Please allow up to one week before contacting us regarding the status of payments. 2) Delaware SB184 requires many employers working on prevailing wage projects meet Craft Training requirements. Payments to the Apprenticeship and Training Fund is one to meet this obligation. Find out more at the Delaware One Stop. More Info
The Department of Labor establishes and enforces the payment of wage rates for laborers and mechanics employed on state-funded construction projects.
Prevailing rates must be paid on new construction projects costing more than $500,000 and on alteration, repair, renovation, rehabilitation, demolition or reconstruction projects costing more than $45,000. For a project to be covered by the law, the State or any subdivision thereof must be a party to the publics works contract; and, the State must have appropriated any part of the funds.
The Department of Labor determines the classification of workers and the type of construction on state-funded construction projects. Wage rates are established by an annual survey conducted by the Department.
Current Prevailing Wage Rates