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Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 


California contractors performing prevailing wage work: Do not forget to register as a public works contractor
Public Works Contractors are reminded to register or renew their registration with the California Department of Industrial Relations. Contractors which were registered for 2017/2018 and who fail to renew by July 1 but continue working on public works projects will be subject to late fees and potential penalties. The annual registration fee is $400.  
Contractors not currently registered and who will be bidding and performing prevailing wage work after July 1, 2018 can register now for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Contractors must be registered with DIR before bidding, being awarded, or performing work on public works projects in California.  
Any individual or firm which is required to pay prevailing wages is required to be registered as a public works contractor. This includes those performing surveying work, material testing, inspection, trucking, concrete deliveries and temporary service companies who provide workers to prevailing wage contractors.
The Labor Commissioner can assess penalties to public works contractors of up to $10,000, in addition to the registration fee, for failure to register. Awarding agencies are also subject to penalties of $100 a day, up to a maximum of $10,000, for having an unregistered contractor perform work on a public works project. A contractor that allows an unregistered subcontractor to work on the project is also subject to penalties of $100 a day up to $10,000.  
Small Project Exemption Contractors who work exclusively on small projects are not required to register as public works contractors, or file electronic certified payroll reports for those projects. The small project exemption is applied based on the amount of the entire project, not a contractor's subcontracted amount of the project. Small project exemptions apply for all public works projects that do not exceed:  
* $25,000 for new construction, alteration, installation, demolition or repair
* $15,000 for maintenance  
On projects that qualify for the small project exemption, contractors are still required to pay prevailing wages, maintain certified payroll records on a continuous basis, and provide those records to the Labor Commissioner's Office upon request.
Michigan Prevailing Wage Law Repealed
The Michigan legislature voted to repeal the State's prevailing wage law on June 6, 2018.  The following was posted on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-59886_27706---,00.html
On June 6, 2018, Michigan's Prevailing Wages on State Projects law, Act 166 of 1965 was repealed as the result of a legislative initiative; the repeal was given immediate effect. Wage and Hour, therefore, will no longer issue prevailing wage rates, and updates to surveys will not be made.  Any survey or other prevailing wage information filed with Wage and Hour in the future will be returned to the sender.
The Department is reviewing its responsibilities and obligations subsequent to the repeal. Please peruse our web-site at www.michigan.gov/wagehour for updated information.  Thank you.

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What is this Skilled and Trained Workforce Requirement California Schools are Requesting?
In California, there was a new law passed in 2016 which mandates that a certain percentage of a contractor's workforce meet a specified "skilled and trained workforce" requirements. For example: 30% of a contractor's workforce must be graduates of a California or out of state Apprenticeship Program. The percentage for some trades will continue to increase each year up to a maximum of 60%. Other trades cap at 30%. Currently this rule applies to school districts and community colleges which engage in lease-leaseback or design build projects. The building trades are actively pursuing the enforcement of this requirement through various School Districts.
This impacts union as well as non-union contractors. If your company does not meet the skilled and trained workforce requirement, the school district or community college can legally withhold your payment. CCMI recommends that you contact your union apprenticeship program (JATC) or (if you are non-union) Associated Builders and Contractors or other industry Unilateral Apprenticeship Training Committees (UATC) to garner assistance in meeting this requirement.

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.