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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.

Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 
Virginia Adopts State Prevailing Wages Effective May 1, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021, the State of Virginia implemented prevailing wage requirements for all public contracts over $250,000 in value. The States adopt the Federal Davis Bacon rates for projects, including whatever holiday or vacation which is included in the federal wage determination. 

“Public works” means the operation, erection, construction, alteration, improvement, maintenance, or repair of any public facility or immovable property owned, used, or leased by a state agency or locality. Virginia Code 2.2-4321.3.

State or local agencies should contact the Commissioner of Labor and Industry for wage rates for their projects not less than 10 days nor more than 20 days prior to bid. Then, be sure to communicate those wage rates to their bidder’s list.

Certified payroll records and back up documentation must be kept for six(6) years after completion of the project.

California Update on Kaanaana v Barrett

The California Department of Industrial Relations is calling for contractors engaged in recycling work at materials recovery and recycling facilities to submit wage survey information in response to the Kaanaana v Barrett case. For more information go to
https://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/06-16-2021.pdf The wage survey information deadline is July 16, 2021.

Upcoming Training:

Want On-Demand Prevailing Wage Training in California? Contact LCPtracker Academy https://lcptracker.com/academy/

Prevailing Wage Basics for Public Agencies is currently being planned for September 14th from 9-11 a.m. via zoom. Registration will be posted in the next newsletter.

CSDA Annual Meeting August 30th -September 2nd, Monterey, California. Stop by our Exhibit booth August 30th and 31st . To register go to www.csda.net

League of California Cities Annual Meeting Sacramento, California September 22nd and 23rd. Stop by our booth at the Exhibit Hall.
Want to schedule your own prevailing wage workshop?
We will customize a workshop or webinar for you and your Agency/Company. Contact us at: info@ccmilcp.com 
LCPtracker Ignite Conference
Register now and join compliance industry experts, contractors, and government personnel from cities and counties at the most comprehensive and intensive Davis-Bacon and prevailing wage training and education conference. The Ignite Conference is scheduled for November 15-17 at the Loews Coronado Hotel. To register, go to:https://lcptracker.regfox.com/ignite-2021 

Deborah Wilder will be speaking at 8 different sessions.
What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages, 3rd Edition.
Available through www.ccmilcp.com $45 inclusive of tax and shipping.
FROM THE INBOX....You asked, we answered!
QUESTION: We are a Special District and have concerns. The Kaanaana v Barrett has expanded prevailing wage to ALL contracts, not just construction contracts. It seems like nothing is being done to correct this, what are my options?
ANSWER: The California Supreme Court was very broad in its ruling, so your interpretation that potentially ALL contracts entered into by a special district could be subject to prevailing wage is correct. However, that interpretation also is contrary to over 90 years of prevailing wage practice that have typically restricted prevailing wages to construction, maintenance, repair or services to buildings or land.  

The DIR is currently taking a very narrow approach and is currently soliciting wage surveys for those engaged in the recycling industry. The thought is that the legislature will make a small amendment to the Labor Code Section and resolve the issue. The reality is that a majority of the members of the legislature on the Labor Committee have strong ties with organized labor so some discussions with the building trades and other unions need resolution before an amendment can be obtained.
Many Special Districts are ignoring the ruling in Kaanaana v Barrett hoping that they can skate under the radar until a legislative fix occurs. Other Districts are being a little more proactive and are asking the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations for a special wage determination for some of their contracts currently going out to bid. These are issued on a project by project basis. CCMI can help any District who wants to take this approach. Stay tuned as CCMI is watching this process very closely and will include updates in its monthly newsletter.

Feel free to send your questions to info@ccmilcp.com
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