California Prevailing Wage

Are you paid the right prevailing wage rate?

California prevailing wage law sets the pay rate and fringe benefits you can earn when working on public works projects. These projects are funded by state or local governments and must follow California prevailing wage law.

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) publishes prevailing wage rates twice each year, called prevailing wage determinations. These determinations set the California prevailing wage rates that employers must pay to all their workers on public works projects.

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Calculating your California prevailing wage rate

The attorneys at Donahoo & Associates, PC have extensive experience in employment law and particularly in prevailing wage law. We can help you calculate your prevailing wage rate and determine if your employer paid your properly.

Have you wondered:

  • Is it legal for my coworker to earn more for the same job duties on prevailing wage projects?
  • How do I find out if my employer paid me less than prevailing wage?
  • What can I do to force my employer to pay the proper wage in California?
  • When do I qualify for overtime on prevailing wage required public works projects?
  • Should I count time changing into and out of uniform as part of prevailing wage?

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Record your hours on prevailing wage jobs

It is extremely important to keep a record of your daily work times. Many prevailing wage claims benefit from this personal record of daily hours and work performed. Be sure to include any travel time, meal and rest breaks, hours worked, and work performed so it is easier to calculate overall compensation. Get our trial-tested tips on the best ways to record your hours.

Are you being paid the proper prevailing wage?

Donahoo & Associates Team

If you think your employer has not been paying you the proper prevailing wage, protect your rights! Contact Donahoo & Associates, PC today for a confidential discussion and analysis of the correct rate you should be paid.

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