- Construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done under contract and paid in whole or in part out of public funds.
- It can include preconstruction and post-construction activities related to a public works project.
- For a full definition of Public Works refer to Labor Code section 1720.
Prevailing wages are due, in most instances, if the project costs more than $1,000, and involves the following construction work: new construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair, and maintenance.
Contractors must make an attempt to hire apprentices when the total project costs exceed $30,000.
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