California Labor Code section 1770 et seq. require contractors on public works projects to pay their workers the proper prevailing wage rates.
These rates are established and issued by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research. Pursuant to Labor Code 1726, the District will take cognizance of potential prevailing wage violations when executing construction projects by actively monitoring contractors for the payment of prevailing wage rates and adherence to all Labor Compliance requirements.
As part of our monitoring efforts the District will:
Require weekly submission of certified payroll reports for projects awarded after October 2014 through LCP Tracker;
- Conduct site observations and field interviews of workers on the project to ensure workers are reported and paid the proper wage;
- Routinely request random payroll confirmations such as copies of check stubs, time cards, worker cancelled checks, proof of fringes, etc.
The District's active monitoring of prevailing wage requirements will:
Allow for real time monitoring of prevailing wage requirements and coordination with contractors to correct potential violations before they disrupt the project;
- Ensure that there is a level playing field for all contractors bidding with the proper prevailing wage rates in mind;
- Deter end of project worker complaints and other prevailing wage issues that may hold up project completion or closeout.
For inquiries, please contact: LaborCompliance@build-laccd.org