Prevailing Wage

It shall be the responsibility of entities and individuals doing contracted business with the City of Wheaton to determine whether the Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq.) applies.

The Prevailing Wage Act contains administrative and recordkeeping requirements that the City and its contractors are mandated to strictly follow. The Prevailing Wage Act should be consulted for the specific details pertaining to this requirement and for additional mandated requirements.

As of June 1, 2019, the prevailing wage schedule published by the Illinois Department of Labor automatically sets the applicable prevailing wage rates, and the City of Wheaton no longer approves an annual prevailing wage ordinance.

Effective April 1, 2020, all Certified Transcripts of Payrolls should be submitted electronically to the Illinois Department of Labor at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Pages/certifiedtranscriptofpayroll.aspx

If a contractor attempts to file a certified payroll with the Illinois Department of Labor ("IDOL") through the IDOL portal and is unsuccessful, then the Contractor shall file its certified payroll with the City.

The foregoing is informational. It is not provided or intended as legal advice. Every entity which may be subject to the terms and conditions of the Prevailing Wage Act should seek the advice and counsel of its own attorney.

Prevailing Wage Links

The following are links to the Illinois Department of Labor’s website for prevailing wage information. They also may be reached by calling 217-782-1710.