Employees working on trash removal services and disposal site contracts obtained $207,428.94 in restitution. The prevailing wage team found that workers were classified correctly. However, the contractor failed to meet prevailing wage requirements by claiming fringe credit that had not been approved by our office.
Fringes are guaranteed benefits that the employer provides for the employee’s health and welfare, such as health insurance, paid time off or 401K. Contractors must translate these benefits into an hourly fringe credit, which must be approved by our prevailing wage analyst to count toward their prevailing wage requirements.
Denver Labor worked cooperatively with the contractor to obtain accurate documentation, approve fringes retroactively, and calculate restitution for 35 employees.