1620 Alpine Blvd., Ste 227
Alpine, CA 91901
1620 Alpine Blvd., Ste 227
Alpine, CA 91901
2014 brought many challenges and opportunities. Who is ready to say goodbye and welcome the #NewYear? #NYE2 years ago
Kirby v. Immoos played a monumental role in determining #PrevailingWage meal and break violations: http://t.co/bFiygNZzXg2 years ago
Contractors may be asked to submit wage data, Form WD-10, as part of the Wage Determination Survey http://t.co/garzq3D1tD2 years ago
Supplemental Unemployment Benefits are specifically addressed in the California labor code section 1265, “Notwithstanding any other provisions of this division, payments to an individual under a (supplemental unemployment benefits) plan or system established by an employer which makes provisions for his employees generally, or for a class or group of employees, for the purpose of supplementing unemployment compensation benefits shall not be construed to be wages or compensation for personal services under this division and benefits payable under this division shall not be denied or reduced because of the receipt of payments under such arrangements or plans.”
Apprenticeship rates vary by trade and county. Training rates in Northern California may be more or less than training rates in Southern California. To ensure that you are paying the appropriate training rates on your prevailing wage job, follow the wage decision that is applicable to the project you are on.
Northern and Southern California Prevailing Wage rates are NOT the same. The California DIR website breaks wage decisions down by the following 5 categories:
· Statewide decisions which include various trades that have the same rates throughout the state
· Northern California decisions that only apply to the counties called out on the wage decision
· Southern California decisions that only apply to the counties called out on the wage decision
· San Diego decisions that only apply in San Diego County
· County Decisions that include specialty sub trades in an excel format
Yes, you can. If you’re working a Davis-Bacon job in the state of California, you can find the most current California Davis-Bacon rates here. REMEMBER, the contracting agency is required to provide you with the appropriate Davis-Bacon wage determination – meaning that the one online may not be the one you should be using! If you do have that, and want to look it up, you can go to the Federal Government’s Wage Determinations OnLine website.
And, of course, don’t forget that CA has it’s own Prevailing Wage laws and rates – so be sure it’s a federal davis-bacon project.
Certified Payroll Reports can be very confusing. Our consultants would be happy to provide assistance in completing your California Certified Payroll Report!
The Division of Apprenticeship Standards is the division of the California Department of Industrial Relations which is responsible for administering California’s apprenticeship law. The Division of Apprenticeships Standards also enforces the standards for wages, hours and working conditions for apprentices in apprenticeable crafts or trades and also publishes wage determinations for apprentice wages.
At the time, prevailing wages must be paid to all employees of a public works project when the public works project is over $1,000. Exclusions include when the awarding body elects to initiate and enforce a labor compliance program, which is subject to approval by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In such cases, prevailing wages are not required to be paid for any public works project of $25,000 or less when the project is for construction work, or for any public works project of $15,000 or less when the project is for alteration, demolition, repair, or maintenance work.
In California, overtime is defined as: Any and all time spent working that is in excess of eight hours per day and 40 hours in any one week for most trades. Some trades require overtime to be paid in excess of 7 hours. In addition, each trade will identify how many hours can be paid at the Saturday overtime rate and how many hours must be paid at the Sunday / Holiday rate. For more specific overtime requirements, please consult the California prevailing wage determinations specifically as overtime requirements differ by craft or trade.
Double asterisks after the expiration date of California prevailing wage determinations indicate that the hourly, overtime, fringe, and holiday pay rates for work performed after the expiration date have been predetermined. If a CA public works project is extended past the documented expiration date, the contractor should integrate the new rates into their bids.
A single asterisk following the expiration date on a prevailing wage determination means that the prevailing wage determination in effect for bidding the project shall remain in effect for the life of the project.
When California’s awarding body, a contractor, employee, union or labor-management compliance organization or any other interested faction calls for a written determination by the director of the Department of Industrial Relations about a particular construction project or type of work to be performed, it’s called a coverage determination.
When a general CA prevailing wage determination doesn’t cover a particular craft, a special prevailing wage determination request may be submitted to the Department of Industrial Relations. Special prevailing wage determination requests must be made at least 45 days prior to the bid advertisement date.
For bidding purposes, generally-speaking, contractors should rely upon the bid advertisement date in order to determine what wage rates will be used for the job they are bidding.
10 days after the issue date of the prevailing wage determination by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations.
The issue date is the date upon which copies of the prevailing wage determination are deposited in the mail by the Director or California’s Department of Industrial Relations.
Twice a year, general California prevailing wage determinations are released. These release dates are February 22 and August 22 and those prevailing wage determinations become effective 10 days after they are issued.
The California Department of Industrial Relations establishes the prevailing wage rate, derived from the hourly rate paid on public works projects to the majority of a particular craft’s, workforce who are located within the locality or nearest labor market area. If there is no single rate paid to a majority, then the single or modal rate being paid to the greater number of workers prevails.
The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) is the auditing and enforcement organization that ensures compliance with California’s prevailing wage regulations.
The division of California’s Department of Industrial Relations which is in charge of publishing CA prevailing wage determinations for journeyman wages is called the Division of Labor Statistics and Research (DLSR).
Proving just how expensive fringe in cash really is!
Additional Cost to pay $1.00 per hour in Wages
Yearly cost per hour to pay $1.00 of fringe in wages
Annual cost to pay one employee's fringe in cash
Total yearly ADDITIONAL cost to pay fringe amount in cash and provide medical benefit
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