Zoning bill includes prevailing wage requirements

A new assembly bill mandates prevailing wage for new housing development near public transportation in some Northern California counties. Lawmakers want to encourage local governments to enable more housing near public transportation. The bill allows local governments two years to update their zoning plans, and requires a set aside of 20 percent of new homes ... Read More


24 Hour Fitness Goes to Mat Against Employees

An in-depth article ran on March 12, 2018 in Capital & Main describing the on-going battle between 24 Hour Fitness and its employees. At the center of these disputes is the company’s employee arbitration agreements that the National Labor Relations Board contends violate federal labor law. The first cases were filed in federal courts back ... Read More


Suit says contractors fail to pay prevailing wages, taxes

The Orange County District Attorney’s office charged contractors with underpaying workers and failing to pay state taxes for work on Pacific Amphitheater between 2013 and 2015. Prosecutors allege that workers were not paid prevailing wage and fraudulent records were created to conceal the fraud. Prosecutors also allege that another company named in the suit submitted ... Read More


New Assembly bill to redefine public works, require prevailing wage

A new assembly bill will require prevailing wage for work done under private contract for a charter school when the cost is covered by conduit revenue bonds issued on or after January 1 2019. These project will be considered public works. The bill will impose a state-mandated local program and the state will not be ... Read More

california's prevailing wage law

Understanding Wage Rates Under California’s Prevailing Wage Law

California’s Prevailing Wage Law requires contractors to pay specific wage rates on public works projects. The rates are published by the State’s Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”). The published rates include many different prevailing wage rates, which are based on the geographic location and the type of work that is performed. The rates are organized ... Read More