In this highly competitive market, a few thousand or even a few hundred dollars in your bid can be the difference between winning a large public works construction contract and laying-off employees. That's why a prevailing wage fringe benefits strategy can help your company. Depending upon the state you live in, you might be wasting an additional $0.30 for every $1 dollar of fringe benefit money you pay to the employee as wages. That may not sound like much. BUT, for a large public works project, you might be paying thousands of dollars in taxes – THOUSANDS! – that you don’t need to be spending.
Take All Fringe Dollars Off Your Payroll
Lower Your Job CostsUse the mandatory fringe benefit payment to reduce payroll tax burdens, lowering your job costs. It really is that simple.
Care For Your CrewGive them meaningful employee benefits that will be there for them when they need them. Benefits matter.
Be More CompetitiveDevelop more competitive bids, lower your operating expenses or just take better care of your crews.
"From the beginning, with their (CPWIS') instructions on how to set-up our benefits and select correct Wage Determinations, we were able to save money. Their assistance has been invaluable." -Kym Burns, Land Mark Electric
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It may seem too good to be so, but it's true. Employee benefits strategies can take all that fringe money off of payroll, saving you money AND give your employees a meaningful benefit. Employee benefits can help your prevailing wage business grow - let our fringe benefits consultants show you how!
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When you put the mandatory fringe portion of the prevailing wage on your employees’ paychecks, your fringe payments are being treated as wages; and since they're wages, you are required to pay statutory taxes and workman’s compensation. That’s right, you are paying taxes on your fringe benefit!
Prevailing Wage Fringes Are Benefits, Not Wages
In California, an August 22, 2012 Wage Determination had a journeyman Asbestos Worker, Heat and Frost Insulator in Area 1 paid a Total Hourly Rate of $73.37. But, of that $73.37 rate, only $54.70 is hourly pay. The remaining $18.67 is allocated as fringe benefit money. Which means, if you get all of that fringe money off of payroll, then the total hourly rate becomes... $54.70. Let's see how the two compare on a weekly basis. Save $112.02 per employee, per week by simply providing the fringe benefit as intended, instead of paying the fringe in cash. That's free money back to your company, and that's why taking the fringe portion of your prevailing wage payroll is so important. By using fringe money for what it's intended for - providing an employee benefit - you can take care of your employees AND help your bottom-line.
Can You Afford To Be Paying Extra For Your Fringe (Example)
Every employer knows that G/L and Workman's Comp premiums are determined by payroll. Lower your payroll, lower your premiums. Consider those lower premiums, along with the reduced payroll burden, and you can see how the annual savings from taking fringe benefits off payroll can really add up - to $150,000 or more for a 50 employee company!
Payroll Savings Are Only The Beginning
Take a look at the ways our prevailing wage fringe benefits consultants help, or reach out and talk with us. Let us show you how our employee benefits strategies can help your business be more successful!
We Really Can Help Lower Your Job Costs
Use our job cost reduction calculator. Put in the details of one of your government bids – don’t worry, we’re not going to capture the information. We just want you to see a sample of how taking the fringe off payroll works in the real world. Trust us, you’ll be amazed at the savings!
See Your Savings Potential For Yourself
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
(Based on a 40-hour workweek)
per employee/per year - to pay fringe in cash
Total yearly ADDITIONAL cost to pay fringe amount in cash and provide medical benefit
The key to getting prevailing wage fringe money off of our clients' payroll is putting it into "bona fide" fringe benefits. By designing employee benefits plans that eliminate both tax liabilities and workman's comp costs, Contractors Prevailing Wage can substantially reduce your operating costs. By creating employee benefits packages your field-employees will value, we help you keep your staff happy. And who doesn't want people to be happy?
Strategies For Moving Prevailing Wage Fringe Money Off Of Payroll
CPWIS offers a wide range of health insurance plans tailored to meet the needs of prevailing wage contractors. Our health insurance offerings lower job costs AND satisfy Davis-Bacon fringe benefits requirements (as well as those of the Little Davis-Bacon’s) without sacrificing quality of care. Read More About Health Insurance Benefits
CPWIS writes pension and retirement plans which offer security for the future while helping your bottom-line today. But that’s not the only value our plans offer. However you choose to plan for the future, CPWIS will help you do so by saving money today! Read More About Pension & Retirement Plans
Our Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plans differ from retirement plans in that they enable employees access to their fringe money in a timely fashion, making it more like cash than their retirement dollars. If a cash plan is what you want, CPWIS will work with you to lower your job costs and help you make more money! Read More About Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plans
Use your prevailing wage fringe dollars to give your people a much-needed break. They get a vacation. You get fringe off payroll. It really is that simple! Read More About Vacation / Holiday Plans
Take a look at the ways we can help lower your job costs, or just reach out and talk with us. Let us show you how taking care of your people can make your business be more successful!
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