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 ... Read More
Beginning January 1, 2014 several changes to California Labor Code relating to public works and the prevailing wages took effect. These changes benefit employees by: Lengthening the period in which claims can be filed Increasing the penalties and damages available to employees who did not receive their proper wages Improving the ability for investigators to ... Read More
A new Important Notice was added to the Director’s Office of Policy, Research and Legislation (OPRL) website on October 10, 2013. Review the notices.
A new report from the UCLA Labor Center provides startling evidence of problems in collecting back pay and labor law penalties. According to a Los Angeles Times article (June 27), the study titled “Hollow Victories: The Crisis in Collecting Unpaid Wages for California’s Workers” found that: Only 17% of court-ordered claims for back pay ... Read More
General prevailing wage determinations made by the director of industrial relations Pursuant to California Labor Code part 7, chapter 1, article 2, sections 1770, 1773, and 1773.1 July 18, 2013 (Correction notice for the craft/classification of fire safety and miscellaneous sealing: plumber – fire safety technician class i-iv (all shifts) in southern California Counties including ... Read More