Unclaimed Prevailing Wage Awards Search
What is a Prevailing Wage Award?
The New York City Comptroller enforces State and local laws that require private sector contractors engaged in New York City public works projects or service contracts to pay no less than the prevailing wage or living wage to their employees. If you work for a City contractor on a construction site or a service contract, you may be entitled to receive prevailing wages or living wages.
If you were underpaid, the Comptroller’s office works to recoup the amount of the underpayment plus interest. Often, workers are unaware that the Comptroller’s office has collected money on their behalf.
How do I know if I am owed money?
Step 1: Type your first and last name
Step 2: Click the Search button. If there is a match on the name entered, it will appear on a new page with an accompanying address and instructions on next steps. If there are multiple matches, they will all be displayed.