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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 

The Importance of California Contractor Registration

All contractors by now should have renewed your California Public Works registration with the Department of industrial Relations. That registration runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. The cost is $400 per year. It is now possible to renew for more than one year at a time. For some contractors this is convenient and for others they renew for multiple years and then forget the deadline to reregister. If you have not registered yet, go online and update your registration. There is a small fine if you are previously registered and are reregistering late, but within a 60 day window of the renewal date. If you go beyond that window, then an additional fine of $2000 is assessed by the Department of Industrial Relations. 

It is super important that contractors maintain their California Public Works registration at all times,  AND any subcontractor or any other construction service which requires the payment of prevailing wages must also be registered. This includes engineering firms which perform or subcontract out surveying work, material testing, trucking, and employment agencies which provide construction workers to a particular job site.

If the registration is not kept current, the Department of Industrial Relations will fine any unregistered contractor a minimum of $2000 and then impose  a fine of $100 per day for every day of work performed on the project. Additionally, the prime contractor and the public agency can be fined as well. This certainly is not going to make the prime contractor or the public agency want to do work with a contractor who cannot keep the registration current.

Best Practice for the Contractor: Be proactive with your own contractor registration and those of your subcontractors before work is performed on the project.

Best Practice for Public Agency: Make sure you check contractor registration of your prime contractor and all listed subcontractors before you award the contract. Ask your prime contractor for a list of subcontractors and sub-tier subcontractors before work begins on the project and check the registration status of all subcontractors.

Upcoming Training:

Hawaii Prevailing Wage Webinar July 12th 12 noon-3 p.m. (PST).  Presenters include Deborah Wilder (CCMI) and John Dean of the Contractor’s Plan. To register for the event contact Associated Builders and Contractors of Hawaii  www.abchawaii.org or call (808) 845-4887.

Deborah is speaking at the Construction Industry CPAs and Consultant’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 13-15. She will be speaking Thursday the 14th as part of the Contractor’s Plan Panel. To register https://cicpac.com/education/annual-conference/

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 
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: Why do different states treat vacation, holiday and sick time differently when providing prevailing wage credit?
ANSWER:  There is not really a good answer for this. Some states follow the Davis Bacon lead in allowing an employee who self pays holiday, vacation and sick pay to amortize these amounts and take fringe benefit credit for prevailing wages. Other states, Nevada and Hawaii come to mind, only allow credit for fringe benefits which are paid to a third party plan or administrator. That position excludes many open shop companies who do not send holiday, vacation and sick pay to a third party fund, but instead keep track of that internally and pay when the holiday or vacation time occurs. Just be aware of the rules in your home state and before you venture to work in other states become familiar with that new state’s prevailing wage requirements.

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