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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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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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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

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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

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