For construction/transportation-construction and building service contracts, the Hennepin County prevailing wage can be found at:
Once a contract has been awarded and work begins, the contractor is required to provide certified payroll to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office of Prevailing Wage Enforcement.
In order to ensure compliance with Minnesota’s data privacy act, Hennepin County uses specific forms to collect public data thereby eliminating cumbersome redaction of private data when fulfilling data requests. See Minnesota Statutes Section 13.43, Subd. 19.
Hennepin County Prevailing Wage requires contractors to submit certified payroll documentation using a third party vendor, LCPtracker (Labor Compliance Program) software. In some instances, as determined by Hennepin County, documentation is allowed using paper format submissions to email@example.com
using these forms, as applicable:
The description of the prevailing wage enforcement process is not legal advice and does not cover every case or situation.
How often does a Certified Payroll Report have to be submitted?
A contractor that performs work under a Hennepin County construction, remodeling or repair contract must submit a certified payroll report to the contracting agency within 14 days after the employee has been paid. The employee must be paid unconditionally and not less than once a week.
What are the responsibilities of the general contractor?
A general contractor shall collect and maintain certified payroll reports from all first and second tier subcontractors. The general contractor shall thoroughly examine the reports submitted by each subcontractor to ensure that the certified payroll reports are accurate, complete and a true representation of the work performed. The general contractor shall utilize the county’s subcontractor tracking form to ensure that all subcontractors have submitted certified payroll reports: subcontractor form (DOC).
How long does a Certified Payroll Report need to be kept?
The general contractor must retain its certified payroll reports, along with those of its subcontractors for a period of three (3) years after the certificate of final acceptance has been executed.
State law requires Hennepin County to retain contract documents pertaining to Prevailing Wage for six (6) years after the project is closed.
What happens if a Certified Payroll Report is not submitted?
If a general contractor or a subcontractor fails to submit a certified payroll report to the contracting agency, the project engineer may withhold a portion of one or more partial estimates until the reports are received. In addition, contractors that fail to submit certified payroll reports could be subject to a penalty pursuant with Minnesota Statutes 177.30 subdivision (b).
Where can a contractor learn job classification definitions?
Minnesota Administrative Rules defines job classifications at the Office of the Revisor of Statutes 5200.1101 and 5200.1102.