DIR’s Upgraded Electronic Certified Payroll Reporting Is Now In Use

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DIR’s upgraded electronic certified payroll reporting (eCPR) system is now in use. Contractors and subcontractors on all public works projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015, must use this system to furnish certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner. Contractors and subcontractors who have been submitting PDF copies of their CPRs for earlier projects must also begin using …

New Workforce Requirements on Design/Build Public Works Projects

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Recent union sponsored legislation has included a “skilled and trained workforce” requirement, which as defined in both SB 54 and SB 785 has two distinct components. First, all construction workers are required to have graduated from an approved apprenticeship program or have the equivalent hours of experienced as an apprenticeship program in that craft (e.g. commercial plumber – 8,000 hours). …

Public Works – Important Notice on Payroll Reporting

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Contractors and subcontractors are now required to furnish their certified payroll records (CPRs) directly to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) on all public works projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015.  DLSE’s new online reporting system is still being tested and should be available for use by May 15, 2015.  Prior to that system becoming available, contractors …

PHCC ACTION ALERT: Does Your PHCC Company Perform Public Works Projects?

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SB 854 (Stat. 2014, chapter 28) made several changes to the laws governing how the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) monitors compliance with prevailing wage requirements on public works projects. Some of these changes modify the responsibilities of awarding bodies, including by eliminating the obligation to pay DIR for compliance monitoring on state bond-funded projects. Some of SB 854’s changes …