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California Energy Modernization, Proposition 39 and Prevailing Wage: What You Need to Know

Many California energy modernization projects are state funded  and must follow prevailing wage law. These projects improve efficiency in K-12 schools, colleges and universities and are the direct result of popular support for Proposition 39: the California Clean Energy Jobs Act. California Clean Energy Jobs Impact Passed in 2010, proposition 39 allocates up to $550 ... Read More

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Court Certifies Class Action Against Helix Electric, Inc. for Unlawful Business Practices, including Non-Payment of Prevailing Wages on a Public Works Project

In December 2019, the California Superior Court certified a class action brought on behalf of more than 200 workers employed by Helix Electric, Inc. on the Stockton Prison Project, a public works project. The workers allege that Helix engaged in unlawful business practices by failing to pay for all hours worked, failing to pay all ... Read More

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Wawa ESOP Suit Parties Come to Terms

The parties in the case, which had a June 9, 2020 trial date set, say that, “in an effort to expedite the resolution of this case, the Parties agreed to the terms of a settlement in principle among themselves and separately agreed to a 90-day period for Defendants to secure funding commitments for the cash ... Read More

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Prevailing Wage Extends to Private Construction

Prevailing wage requirements expanded to private construction projects

The San Jose Mercury News reported recently that prevailing wage requirements were expanded by San Jose to certain private construction projects. Labor groups herald this decision as a step toward better labor protections. The San Jose City Council voted in June to require prevailing wage pay from contractors getting subsidies from the city for their ... Read More

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California Prevailing Wage and Minimum Wage Rights

California Prevailing Wage must meet or exceed Minimum Wage On January 3, 2019 the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations noted that effective January 1, 2019 any employers paying prevailing wage determinations that fall below the California minimum wage are required to pay at least the California minimum wage for the basic hourly ... Read More

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