California Issues Fine Over Wage Issue

May 7, 2014

Last updated on January 12, 2015

 The San Diego Union-Tribune today reported that the state of California has issued a fine of $200,000 over a wage issue involving two public schools and dozens of workers. The state claims that the subcontractor, La Jolla Electric, failed to pay prevailing wages. The company has appealed.

Contractors and subcontractors are required to pay prevailing wages set by the state Labor Code when working on public projects. Violations of prevailing wage laws result in fines and potential civil litigation to protect workers rights and ensure a level playing field for fair contracting.  Repeated and willful violations can result in contractor debarment, where they are not allowed to bid or work on public works projects for a period of time.

Read the full article “State issues fines  of $200K over wage issue” from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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