Prevailing Wage Act Reminder

Author: Ruth A. Schlossberg
December 12, 2016

Let it Snow: ZRFM reminds our readers that while the Prevailing Wage Act applies to the installation of landscaping as part of an otherwise covered work such as a new building, earthmoving and grading for a covered project or “hardscaping” such as installing, repairing or demolishing a sidewalk or retaining masonry wall, not everything involving landscaping is covered by the Act. If it were still summer we might mention lawn mowing, weeding, or mulch application. But since winter is coming, it seems appropriate to mention that snow removal, holiday lighting and seasonal decoration installation are also not covered by the Act if they are not done in conjunction with an otherwise covered work. For more information, see the Illinois Department of Labor’s Prevailing Wage Landscape FAQ sheet at