All contractors and subcontractors are required by state law and by contracts with any public authority to pay not less than the prevailing rate of wages.  These wages shall be paid in legal tender without any deductions.  This statute covers deductions for food, sleeping accommodations or any similar item if this agreement is submitted by the employer to the office and is approved by the office as fair and reasonable.
The Labor Cabinet recognizes a contractor or subcontractor as any superintendent, foreman, or other authorized agent of any contractor or subcontractor who is in charge of the construction of the public works and who is in charge of the employment or payment of the employees of the contractor or subcontractor.

Additional Information
KRS 337.010 - Definitions (paragraph (3))
KRS 337.200 - Performance Bond
KRS 337.530 - Contractor to Pay Prevailing Wages and Post Rates
KRS 337.540 - Limitation of Working Hours
803 KAR 1:045 - Contractor, Subcontractor, Prevailing Wage Rates
803 KAR 1:055 - Applicability of Prevailing Wage Requirements
Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Mediation
1047 U.S. Highway 127 South, Suite 4
Frankfort KY  40601
Phone: (502) 564-3534
Fax: (502) 696-1897