Connecticut Budget Has New Prevailing Wage Rule

Contractors that do business with the state of Connecticut no longer have to pay prevailing wages on construction projects that cost less than $1 million. Kimberly Glassman, director of the Foundation for Fair Contracting of Connecticut, said other states that have increased prevailing wage thresholds, or repealed the law altogether, have not seen significant savings. “Data has not suggested that Connecticut will realize any significant savings at all by weakening the prevailing wage law, but workers have seen their wages cut,” Glassman told Bloomberg Law. “Connecticut is so often the standard of good policy for protecting working people. This is a scary development, one that could potentially ripple to other states.”


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