California Prevailing Wage

Make sure you are paid the right prevailing wage rate

California prevailing wage law sets the pay rate and fringe benefits workers earn when working on public works projects. These projects are funded by state or local governments and as a result 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.

Calculating your California prevailing wage rate

It can be hard to figure out your own prevailing wage rate.

Have you wondered:

  • Is it legal for my coworker to be paid more for the same job duties on prevailing wage projects?
  • How do i find out if I’m paid less than prevailing wage?
  • What do 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 be paid for time changing into and out of uniform as part of prevailing wage?

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.

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