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?     
 

California Contractors Registration for Public Works Contractors
 
Do not forget that with the new fiscal year for California begins July 1. All individuals or companies which perform work requiring the payment of prevailing wages must re-register as a public works contractor in order to perform prevailing wage work.  Be aware that this is not just licensed contractors; this includes any business or individual which has to pay prevailing wages on a public works project, including, surveyors, material testing companies, truckers, employment services, etc.
 
The renewal is $400 a year.  If you have forgotten to do this, there is a small fine if you re-register shortly into the new fiscal year.  Go  to:

DIR issues regulations on Contractor Registration
 
The California Department of Industrial Relations is in the process of implementing final regulations on the topic of contractor registration and fines. A draft of the final regulations can be found on the DIR's website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/Rulemaking/DIRProposed.html 

US DOL Integrates New Prevailing Wage Site 

For decades federal prevailing wage determinations were found at   www.wdol.gov .  That website is now phasing out and wage determination will now be found at www.beta.sam.gov . Currently there is not a way to pull up older determinations, but the site is still a work in progress.
 
UPCOMING SEMINARS AND SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

Join CCMI at some of our 2019 Training Opportunities

Monday, September 23rd, 8:30am- 3:30pm. Prevailing Wage Seminar
Humboldt Builders' Exchange. Click here for registration information.

Wednesday, October 9th, 9am - 4pm. What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages Seminar. ABC Norcal, Livermore. 

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 

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

QUESTION: Why does CCMI ask for documentation to verify "Other Deductions"?  
 
ANSWER: Sadly, there are contractors each year who deduct amounts from employee's checks that are not legitimate. Last year we had a contractor who deducted between $100 - $300 each week from every single employee's paycheck. When we asked why, we were told it was an employee advance.  Once we demanded proof of the advance and repayment, it came to light that the employees never asked for the advance and the contractor was keeping the money. Thus, the workers were entitled to restitution. While this is not a frequent occurrence, it happens far more often than we thought it would.
 
Most of the time the "other deduction" might be a court order such as a garnishment or a support order. Sometimes it is repayment of an advance or loan. However, it is important that the contractor have written authorization to deduct these amounts.  
 
 
Feel free to send your questions to info@ccmilcp.com 


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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.