On December 31, 2021, the Governor signed legislation amending Section 220 of the Labor Law relating to prevailing wages. The legislation is intended to close a loophole in the prevailing wage law. The amendment states that prevailing wages are to be paid for any work involving the delivery to, or hauling from, a public works project of aggregate supply construction materials. This includes any return hauls, whether empty or loaded, and any time spent loading or unloading.
This change takes effect immediately, but shall only apply to contracts entered into on or after December 31, 2021. It does not apply to any contracts that already exist on that date.