Welcome to our newsletter! You will find important updates and industry related news, along with upcoming speaking events and educational opportunities. Thank you for your interest in CCMI.

Sincerely,




Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 

 
WHATS NEW?

Happy New Year! 

With January comes a lot of updates and changes to Prevailing Wage Law:
  • Remember that California revised its threshold for a contractor to register as a public works contractor to $15,000 for maintenance work and $25,000 for construction work (total contract value). That means for any project awarded after July 1, 2017, there is no requirement to be registered as a public works contractor and no obligation to submit certified payrolls through the eCPR system. HOWEVER, there is STILL a prevailing wage obligation for all work over $1,000.
  • Prime contractors are now financially responsible for wages and benefits due to subcontractor's employees (AB 1701) on all privately funded projects.
  • Prevailing wage is expanded to include tree removal and a willful violation of the prevailing wage law is now a criminal misdemeanor. (AB1066)
  • An employer can no longer request salary history information from an applicant (AB168) or offer a position based on the employee's prior salary history.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Training and Seminars 

Prevailing Wage classes:
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January 9,2018  CSDA Webinar: 2018 California Prevailing Wage Updates for Agencies
10-11:30 a.m.
Contact : Marina Servantez  marinas@csda.net; $65 for CSDA Members; $95 for non-members

January 18, 2018   
What Every Contractor Should Know about Prevailing Wages 8:30am-3:30pm 
To register, contact dwilder@ccmilcp.com  or call 650-522-4403 and speak with Russ
   
January 25, 2018 San Diego, CA  
What Every Contractor Should Know about Prevailing Wages 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  contact ABC San Diego www.abcsd.org  

SAVE THE DATE
LCPtracker's Annual User's Conference is set for May 29 - June 1, 2018 in Huntington Beach, CA. CCMI 's president, Deborah Wilder, will be one of the presenters again.


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FROM THE INBOX....
You asked, we answered!

QUESTION:
Why is it that a California union contractor can reduce the wages paid to the workers on the paycheck and pay more in pretax fringe benefits but a non-union worker cannot?  
   
ANSWER:
The California Legislature passed a law in 2014 that allows a union signatory contractor to redistribute the funds paid between wages on the paycheck and fringe benefits so long as the total amount of the DIR adopted prevailing wages is paid. This is because the collective bargaining agreement may from time to time be renegotiated with different distributions.


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CCMI is not just another firm....

We are not merely a "consulting" firm, but rather a team of individuals who understand the needs of the Public Entity and contractors to "get the project done." Our staff includes retired contractors, auditors, attorneys and industry veterans.