California Prevailing Wage Law
The construction industry landscape has changed dramatically. As private construction has dwindled, public works projects have now become the largest—if not the only—source of available construction work. The performance of public works construction in California, however, requires compliance with one of the most complicated wage and hour laws in the nation: The California Prevailing Wage Law (PWL).
The PWL imposes a variety of complex, ambiguous and contradictory obligations on those engaged in California public works contracts. These obligations are sometimes completely overlooked, frequently misapplied and misinterpreted, and often violated by public agencies and contractors. The new requirements for electronic filing of certified payroll reports, "random" audits conducted by the Labor Commissioner's new Compliance Monitoring Unit (CMU), and the growth of "private enforcement" lawsuits, make compliance with the statute and new regulations imperative for any agency, developer or contractor hoping for a successful and profitable project.
Our panelists, led by Littler Shareholders Van Allyn Goodwin, Richard A. Leasia and Stephen C. Tedesco, will also include commentary from Sam Niece of Ralls & Niece LLP, as they highlight recent developments, examine the intricate and emerging areas of vulnerability, explore subtle problems the law creates, and provide practical advice regarding Six Things You'd Better Understand Before Beginning (Or Continuing) Public Works Construction in California.
- Coverage conundrums
- Compliance with apprenticeship requirements
- Computing credits for benefits: Whether, when and how
- Record-keeping and "My LCM"
- Public and private enforcement developments
- Project administration to minimize challenges
Our goal is for you to leave this session with an advanced understanding of the requirements of the PWL, how to ensure compliance, precautions to avoid problems, and strategies and tactics to help keep your business out of trouble where the precautions fail. We will offer practical advice on issues to look for when deciding whether to bid a project and what to consider when evaluating potential subcontractors and their bids, determining the appropriate classifications and rates, and compliance with related issues such as the state's apprenticeship requirements.
Cost: $35 includes breakfast and parking
Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Training Room, Suite 120
1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Sam Niece, Ralls & Niece LLP
Tom Squeri, General Counsel and Vice President, Granite Rock Company
Van Allyn Goodwin, shareholder, Littler Mendelson
Richard A. Leasia, shareholder, Littler Mendelson
Stephen C. Tedesco, shareholder, Littler Mendelson
Continuing Education: PHR/SMHR and CLE credit will be requested
Questions? Please contact Juleantonette Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 795-3432