Prevailing Wage Rates

Contractors employing workers are required to pay the proper prevailing wage rate to all workers performing work on public works projects. The prevailing wage is determined by the California state Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).

  • Workers must be paid at or above the prevailing wage
  • Prevailing Wage is the minimum wage for the project
  • Overtime pay must follow DIR rules
  • Workers must be paid for work performed according to DIR classifications
  • Fringe benefits must be provided at or above the state requirement as part of the total prevailing wage rate or paid in cash to the worker

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Record Your Hours in a Prevailing Wage Calendar

A calendar record of your hours can help with prevailing wage claimsKeep 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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