Prevailing Wage Investigations & the Most Common Contractor Errors

So here’s the thing: investigations might capture your interest and elicit excitement when you’re watching an episode of CSI or your favorite crime-related tv show. But they’re no fun when you are the one being investigated. Any contractors that have worked on publicly-funded construction projects often and consistently enough can attest that it’s an unavoidable part of […]

The Prime Contractor’s Greatest Challenge with Prevailing Wage Compliance

Prevailing wage: quite possibly two of the most unpleasant words for a contractor to hear when working on a construction project. Why? Because prevailing wage compliance is fraught with complexities that at times seem to warrant a small army of law experts to decipher. But knowing the fundamentals goes a long way… Primes Acting Like […]

How Does AB 1701 Affect Your Organization?

Have you heard about the newly California passed bill?  Prime Contractors are now financially responsible for wages and benefits due to subcontractor’s employees on all privately funded projects Sign up now for our webinar led by Deborah Wilder of CCMI and LCPtracker to learn more about the following: How AB 1701 applies to wages and benefits […]

6 Things You Need to Know about AB 1701 in CA

1.)    AB 1701 applies to all private works contracts in the state of California that went into effect beginning 1/1/2018 2.)    This bill requires developers and general contractors to be responsible for subcontractors who fail to pay their employees 3.)    The direct contractor’s liability shall extend only to any unpaid wage, fringe or other benefit payment or contribution […]

9 Things You Need to Know About AB 566 in CA

AB 566 in California is Looking to Track Apprentices AB 566 applies to all persons, firms, or corporations performing construction on a school district site including, but not limited to, prime contractors and subcontractors specializing in electrical, mechanical, and plumbing As of January 1, 2016, at least 30 percent of the skilled journeypersons employed to […]

Plague to the Construction Industry

The construction industry is in need of workers from all backgrounds to fill in, but most importantly: it needs experienced, skilled workers.  During the economic recession, almost 2 million workers were laid off. Now that the economy is improving, the construction industry needs those skilled workers back. However, those experienced workers have either already found […]

Why Repealing Prevailing Wage Laws Costs States More Money

Wisconsin recently proposed repealing its prevailing wage law in hopes to save money. In reality this measure will cost the state nearly 9,000 jobs, $1.2 billion in revenue, $77 million in tax revenue, and will export around $500 million in construction investments out of state according to a study done by Smart Cities Prevail and Colorado State University. The data in this study […]

New Prevailing Wage Laws Passed in Massachusetts

Some construction workers know what its like to go for weeks without pay, to be paid less than promised, and to not receive overtime pay when they work it. They are hired strategically as independent contractors by bad actors looking to save on job costs. This wage theft has become an epidemic across the residential construction […]

$305,000 Later A Firm Learned A Valuable Lesson

How and when should overtime wages be paid? If you cannot answer this question you may be in trouble. It is a lack of knowledge on that very subject that has M.H. Electric paying more than $305k in back wages from at least 10 federally funded construction projects awarded in Hawaii from 2012 to 2014 […]

39 Employees + Misclassification = $87,239 in Back Wages

Prevailing wage has been set into place in many states to ensure that workers are receiving the amount due to them for the scope of work they are performing. The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts assure fairness in bidding and promote economic growth by supporting the middle class which then returns their profits back to the […]

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