Your prevailing wage classification must match the work you actually perform on California public works projects. Prevailing wage classifications are defined by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Laborer, Carpenter, and Iron Worker are some example classifications. Public works projects must pay prevailing wages, and these wages correspond to classifications.
Rates vary by classification. The classification includes prevailing wage rate details.
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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 pocket diary for an easy way to record your work data.
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