Skip to main content Portal State Agency Listing

New York Vista
Law and Order
Consumer Info
Career / Employment
Licenses & Credentials
Recreation / Tourism
Tax Information
How Do I?
Open Meeting Webcasts
  Business > Rules and Regulations
  Related Links   


Question When does Article 8 of the Labor Law, which requires the payment of prevailing rates of wages to employees, apply to a particular construction project?

Answer Article 8 applies when two conditions are fulfilled: (1) a public entity must be a party to a contract involving the employment of laborers, workmen or mechanics, and (2) the contract must concern a public work project. A public entity, as used in the statute, means the State, any political subdivision thereof, including SUNY, CUNY, and community colleges, as well as corporations organized solely for the purpose of entering into such a construction contract on behalf of the State. A 'public work' has not been defined by statute, but courts have held that in order to be considered a public work, the project's primary purpose must be to benefit the public at large; as opposed to a private purpose.

Back More Info 
Prevailing Wage for Public Work Projects

Prevailing Wage Information

NYS Home Page | Accessibility | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer