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Resources for California prevailing wage contractors
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON CALIFORNIA PREVAILING WAGE
Whether you are just starting out as a prevailing wage contractor or just looking to keep yourself updated, we have compiled these resources about state prevailing wage. Here are the most common questions of prevailing wage contractors and workers to help expand your knowledge!
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California prevailing wage contractors are expected to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Davis-Bacon Act and the Department of Labor. Contracting agencies will be tasked with the responsibility to hire inspectors to ensure the compliance of prevailing wage contractors, and failure to follow regulations can result to fines and penalties. To help you have an idea about the California Prevailing Wage law, here are some of most asked questions by prevailing wage contractors like you. For help with fully compliant fringe benefit plans in California please get in-touch via email or give us a call today!
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Are Northern California prevailing wage rates the same as those in Southern California?
The prevailing wage rates (as well as the apprenticeship rates) in Northern and Southern California are not the same. The apprenticeship rates differ depending on the trade and the county of the prevailing wage worker. In the website of the California Department of Industrial Relations, they wage decisions have 5 categories:
(a) state-wide decisions which involves various trades have similar rates throughout the state;
(b) decisions by Northern California that can only be applied to counties called out on the wage decision;
(c) decisions by Southern California that can only be applied to counties called out on the wage decision;
(d) decisions in San Diego can only be applied in the county of San Diego, and;
(e) county decisions with specialty sub-trades listed in an excel format.
To view the Davis-Bacon Act rates for prevailing wage California, visit Wage Determinations Online. Journeyman determinations by California’s Department of Industrial Relations will be published separately by the Division of Labor Statistics and Research. Since California has its own prevailing wage rates and laws, make sure that your project is a federal Davis-Bacon project before using the listed rates.
What is California’s Division of Apprenticeship Standards?
Are there threshold requirements for public works projects in California?
What is the definition of overtime in California Prevailing Wage?
What does the asterisk (*) after the expiration date of a California prevailing wage determination mean? What about double asterisk (**)
What does “coverage determination” mean?
What are special California prevailing wage determinations?
If the issued prevailing wage determination rates does not cover a particular trade or craft, a special prevailing wage determination request can be made by the prevailing wage contractors and the contracting agency. The special determination request must be done 45 days before the advertisement date of the bid.
What should I know about the issue date of the California Prevailing Wage?
Is the method of determining California prevailing wage rates the same with the Federal Government?
Like the federal government, the California Department of Industrial Relations determines the prevailing wage rate from the hourly rate paid to workers (with same craft or trade) in public works projects within the locality or labor market area. If no single rate has been found for the majority, the single rate for the most number of workers will be considered as the prevailing wage rate.
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Prevailing wage contractors must follow the regulations set by prevailing wage laws in their area. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) will ensure that these rules are enforced strictly, and failure to comply can result to fines and penalties for prevailing wage contractors.
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