Why You Should Go Digital with Prevailing Wage Compliance… Now

    Congrats! You’ve successfully won the bid as a prime contractor on a Davis-Bacon / prevailing wage project. You’ve been the prime on a few projects in the past so you’re pretty familiar with your responsibilities. You start putting together your subcontracts, diligently reviewing them to make sure you’ve included the required Davis-Bacon information, such as […]


    Q&A: California Prevailing Wage and Certified Payroll Requirements

    So, you won yourself a bid on a publicly funded project, but not just any publicly funded project… You won yourself construction work in the state of California. California is known for things like the Golden Gate Bridge, year-round sunny weather, and, of course, being the state with one of the most stringent prevailing wage […]


    Q&A: Davis-Bacon and Certified Payroll Requirements

    Welcome to the world of public works construction, where you’ll become very familiar (more than you would like, I’m sure) with terms like Davis-Bacon and certified payroll reports (CPR). For those just getting started on federal government construction projects (or those looking for a refresher), you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get right to […]


    Misclassifications: A Fast Track to Fines and Penalties

    Let’s continue the conversation about the most frequent issues contractors struggle with when it comes to prevailing wage. Today’s topic: misclassifications. Yes, this one might seem more nuanced on the surface, but it is actually one of the most prevalent and pervasive mistakes made in the public works construction industry (just google it – you’ll […]


    A Guide to Federal Apprenticeship Requirements

    One aspect of public works projects that always seems to be at the top of the FAQ list among contractors is that of apprentices. Who can be considered an apprentice? How much can they be paid? How many of them can I employ? Let’s squash some of those quandaries… and maybe tackle a few of […]


    Collecting Daily Logs on Prevailing Wage Projects

    If you’re a superintendent for a large prime contractor working on Davis-Bacon / prevailing wage projects, you know the stresses of managing a project from top to bottom – especially when you receive notice that your project is going to be the target of a US Department of Labor (USDOL) investigation. This means investigators digging […]


    Redefining the Narrative: The Female Leaders of LCPtracker

    In honor of women’s history month, LCPtracker would like to take the time to celebrate and recognize the amazing women who have helped shape this company into what it is today. The face of the construction industry is changing, and more and more women are stepping into higher visibility roles. And here at LCPtracker, that […]


    Are Truck Drivers Covered on Davis-Bacon Projects?

    One of the more common questions on Davis-Bacon covered projects that we hear about involves trucking. Trucking? Don’t Davis-Bacon requirements just apply to construction work? Well, my friends, this is one area of the Davis-Bacon Act (or DBA for short) where it gets a little nuanced and you need to dive a little deeper. What’s […]


    Keeping Investigations at Bay on Public Works Projects

    When public works contractors sign up for a project, they better know what they are getting themselves into. What does that mean exactly? Well, on any construction project where federal funds are involved, Davis-Bacon requirements apply. And contractors need to be well-versed in the various nuances of federal prevailing wage, like certified payroll reports (CPR), […]


    Prevailing Wage Compliance: Taking on a Whole New Look

    By Labor Law Attorney, Deborah Wilder Just like 9/11 changed security in this country and around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic will change how we do business. For us in the construction industry, we were lucky that disruptions were minimal, and for the most part, work was only halted in areas that had the worst […]


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