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 […]
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You Don’t Want to Miss Out on this One-of-a-Kind Conference!
Labor compliance can be tedious and time consuming whether it’s ensuring contractors comply with a myriad of government regulations and prevailing wages, submitting weekly certified payroll reports for countless workers, or tracking and reporting workforce goals. Especially with new labor laws and bills constantly being passed and updated as well as the changing construction industry, […]
What Do Pot Holes and Ice Cream Have in Common?
They both make us scream! That is why Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream of Shelby, Michigan has created a brand new “Michigan Pot Hole” flavor. This flavor features “thick, black-tar fudge in chocolate ice cream with chunks of chocolate asphalt,” a very creative take on the classic Rocky-Road flavor. However, Michigan Pot Hole is not just your everyday sweet tooth satisfying, hot […]
17 Things You NEED to Know About SB 854 Requirements in California
The Electronic Certified Payroll Reporting Requirement Will Resume 8/1/2016 There are some very important changes being implemented by SB 854 for California contractors on January 1st, 2015. We understand that keeping up with new regulations and laws is a challenge so we have compiled this list of the 17 most important things you need to […]
How Not to be Part of the Problem- LCPtracker
We have all heard tales of Wage Theft but did you know that it costs workers millions of dollars every year? All too often workers toil away with no benefits and no assurance that they will actually be paid for the hours that they work, let alone at the proper rate. To an employer, skimming […]
Have You Noticed the Important Shift in Construction Culture?
When one thinks of construction they often think of the archaic methods of project management involving copious amounts of paperwork and companies that will be slow to move toward time-saving technologies that could overhaul efficiency. You may be surprised to learn that is not the case. According to a Construction Executive article written by Dan Conery, the […]
California Edition of What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages
California Prevailing Wage Law: Wages Established By Geographic Region In California, prevailing wage rates are also established by geographic region. California has statewide rates, rates for large geographic regions, (i.e. Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego) and wage rates determined by counties. Generally there are about a dozen craft classifications established on a statewide basis. Ironworker is the […]
California Prevailing Wage Law: Wages Established by Craft
All prevailing wage rates in California are established by craft classification (i.e. Laborer, Carpenter, Plumber, etc.). Workers are paid based on the type of work they perform, not necessarily by the classification into which they were originally hired. For union signatory contractors, this is generally easier as union contracts also restrict the type of work a specific worker […]
California Prevailing Wage Law: How Prevailing Wages Determined
California uses a modal rate system to determine the prevailing wage rate. While the DIR from time to time does conduct wage surveys, most of the prevailing wage determinations are taken from the collective bargaining agreement and are the union rate. The modal rate means that the State adopts the single rate which is paid most often […]
California Prevailing Wage Law: Proper Determination Tied to Bid Advertisement Date
Prevailing wages are determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and are issued twice a year in February and August. These wage rates create a “minimum wage” rate for workers employed on public works projects. The wage rates are adopted by using a modal rate, which means the rate most frequently […]