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Deborah Wilder CCMI President
New Wage Reporting Requirements Mandated by Courts
Late in April the US District Court for the District of Columbia upheld an Obama era rule and has ordered all employers who are currently required to complete an EEO-100 form to also report wage information not later than September 31, 2019. (EEO-100 forms are due each year not later than May 31st, and wage information will be due each September 30th).
This means that private employers with 100 or more employees or federal contractors with 50 or more employees must report employees wages (W-2 wages) for 2017 and 2018 not later than September 30, 2019 and each year thereafter.
CCMI was privileged to be included again in the LCPtracker Ignite annual conference in Huntington Beach May 28-31. There were over 560 people in attendance and a lot of new ideas and products to help contractors and agencies better manage their prevailing wage projects. CCMI will be working with LCPtracker over the next few months to expand documentation and compliance for Skilled and Trained Workforce requirements on school projects.
Remember, LCPtracker has extensive certified payroll and management tools for agencies and large contractors as well as a LCP Certified program for a single small contractor to use.
Deborah Wilder, CCMI President, conducts "Ask the Expert" session. #Ignite2019
Mark Douglas, President LCPtracker gives opening remarks. #Ignite2019
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QUESTION: What is Safe Harbor Protection and How Does it Work?
In California, a prime contractor can be assessed and ordered to pay wages and penalties imposed due to a subcontractor's failure to pay prevailing wages. A number of years ago the California legislature enacted Safe Harbor protections so that while a prime contactor is still liable for wages due the workers of the subcontractor, the contractor can avoid penalties imposed upon the subcontractor if the contractor has engaged in the following actions:
Inserted specific contract provisions in the contract between the prime and the subcontractor detailing certain prevailing wage obligations.
Collect and review certified payrolls throughout the project.
If deficiencies are identified, the contractor must withhold sufficient funds to cover the underpaid wages and request the subcontractor to issue restitution.
The contractor is to obtain an end of project affidavit from the subcontractor confirming that all wages and overtime have been paid.
If you need more help is preparing contract terms or establishing a safe harbor protocol, CCMI would be pleased to help you. Contact Deborah Wilder
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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.