Articles of Interest


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City of Santa Barbara Public Works, Prevailing Wage & Labor Compliance Workshop

City of Santa Barbara AGENDA 1.SB-7 2.Public Works – Defined by Labor Code 3.Public Works Requires Compliance with Labor & Apprenticeship Laws 4.Prevailing Wage Rates
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Annualization of Supplemental Fringe Benefts

Annualization simply refers to a time frame (annual,semi-annual,quarterly) over which contributions to benefit plans are divided to calculate an hourly credit toward the amount an employer is required to pay according to the prevailing wage schedule. Total contributions per employee are divided by the total hours worked by that employee, on both public and private jobs in the defined time frame.
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Economic, Fiscal and Social Impacts of Prevailing Wage in San Jose, CA

INTRODUCTION

In the city of San Jose and the surrounding metropolitan area, the construction industry carries considerable economic importance, employing more than 30,000 people each year. The NOVA Workforce Investment Board described construction as a foundational occupation, creating the infrastructure necessary for the South Bay region to attract and grow driving industries.

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An Analysis of Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Requirements:

Evidence from Highway Resurfacing Projects in Colorado.

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CSLB Public Works

CSLB will partner with private industry associations to provide a manageable test sampling of cases. Industry Associations would conduct field investigations and submit reports to the appropriate public agency to justify enforcement action. As part of the pilot program, CSLB is proposing to work with the following industry associations:
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Compliance Monitoring Unit (CMU)

On February 20, 2009, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill X2-9 to reform the current Labor Compliance Program on how bond-funded projects were monitored.
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Annualization

Annualization of “Employer Payments” otherwise know as Fringe Benefit Payments, is probably the most misunderstood section of the state labor codes for Public Works. The Labor Code can be found under Section 1773.1 (d). To better understand how the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement interprets the code look to the Public Works Manual starting at section 4.2
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A Review of Prevailing Wages and Government Contracting Costs

EPI states that Prevailing Wages do not increase Government contracting costs...

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Labor's Wage War

Almost every growing sector in the bottom half of our economy—health care, child care, retail, building services, construction, and hospitality—is plagued by penurious employers who drag down working conditions for everyone...

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A Review of California's Project Labor Agreements

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