Happy Holidays to all. 2020 has been quite a year. Just a couple of updates for new changes in prevailing wage laws and what we can expect for 2021.
Prevailing Wage Updates
Many of you know that the State of Colorado does not have a prevailing wage statute; only the City and County of Denver has a prevailing wage requirement. The Colorado Legislature recently passed a law which will impose prevailing wage on transportation related projects throughout the state beginning July 1, 2021.
California amended the definition of prevailing wages to include work done for charter schools. The new change to Labor Code Section 1720.8 includes: “public works” also means any construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done under private contract on a project for a charter school, when the project is paid for, in whole or in part, with the proceeds of conduit revenue bonds, as defined in Section 5870 of the Government Code, issued on or after January 1, 2021, by a public agency. For purposes of this section, “charter school” has the same meaning as the term is defined in Section 17173 of the Education Code, but does not include a charter school with an average daily attendance not exceeding 80 pupils.
Updated Book for 2021
What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages will be updated in January 2021 to include all changes since its last publication date in 2015. Copies may be purchased through our website at the end of January. If you recently purchased a book from CCMI directly, we included an insert with the changes applicable through the date the book was sent to you.
New SCA Book
Contractor Compliance and Monitoring, Inc. does some McNamara Service Contract Act work each year. CCMI is committed to writing a book on the SCA to assist contractors who do this work. You can look for that about mid-year 2021.