DIR Posts Prevailing Wage Changes for Public Works Projects That Use Ready-Mix Concrete

By Schipper Construction on Aug 11, 2016 at 03:04 PM

Newsline No.: 2016-77                                               Date: August 10, 2016

                                                                                                                                          

DIR Posts Prevailing Wage Changes for Public Works Projects That Use Ready-Mix Concrete

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is advising companies that use ready-mix concrete for public works projects of changes to prevailing wage laws. The changes apply to public works contracts that were advertised for bid or awarded on or after July 1, 2016.

Amendments to Assembly Bill 219 became effective on July 1. The amendments made the following changes to Labor Code section 1720.9:

  • A company hauling or delivering ready-mix concrete for a public works contract shall:
    • Register as a public works contractor.
    • Submit a certified copy of the payroll records required by subdivision (a) of Section 1776 to the party that engaged the company and to the general contractor within five working days after the employee has been paid, accompanied by a written time record that shall be certified by each driver for the performance of job duties.
    • Ready-mix concrete companies’ requirement to submit payroll online to DIR using its electronic certified payroll reporting system is temporarily on hold.
  • Nothing in section 1720.9 shall cause any company to be treated as a contractor or subcontractor for any purpose other than the application of this chapter of the Labor Code. 

The amendments do not apply to public works contracts that were advertised for bid or awarded prior to July 1, 2016.

DIR’s fact sheet and FAQs contain more information on the requirements for ready-mix concrete work on public works projects.

 

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The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR’s Communications Call Center at 1-844-LABOR-DIR (1-844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.