Monday, January 3, 2011

Washington State Increases Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2011, the State of Washington increased the minimum wage to $8.67 per hour, which represents a 12-cent per hour increase based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

For public works construction projects, contractors are required to pay the prevailing wage rate for the classification of labor used, which is almost always higher than the minimum wage rate.

More information:
Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog 
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