A 2021 Retrospective: Real Life Criminal Consequences of Wage Violations in PA

Although noncompliance with prevailing wage statutes can sometimes be seen as a form of theft under law, past prosecutors might not have always treated it this way. And while this may have occasionally led some to believe that wage thieves can get away with a “slap on the wrist”, things have undoubtedly changed over the […]

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 […]

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

UPDATE: This article was originally published August 2019 but has since been updated in February 2022. 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 […]

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 […]

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