California Trucking Firms Need to Submit Individual CPRs
Recently CCMI’s inquiry to the DIR regarding trucking brokers submitting Certified Payrolls (CPRs) resulted in a clear directive that individual owner-operators and independent trucking firms are to submit their own CPRs. The truck broker is NOT an employer and so the alleged wages stated on the CPR oftentimes is not a wage, but includes compensation for the truck cab and/or trailer rental along with the Driver.
Drivers should be aware that Caltrans has a special owner-operator form that they use. All other public works projects in California require a separate CPR which reflects the actual wages received by the driver. For owner-operators, many drivers/owners just take a “draw” with no taxes or deductions withheld. Nonetheless, the hours worked, the classification and the gross amount claimed as compensation to the driver (not rig rental or overhead or profit), needs to be accounted for and listed on the CPR.
Just a reminder that not all trucking is covered by prevailing wages. It depends on what is being delivered and by whom. Just a reminder that concrete deliveries remain covered by prevailing wage rates.
California Law Mandates Wage Reporting for Employers with 100+ Employees
SB 973 now mandates that California employers of 100 or more employees must report pay and hours-worked by establishment, job category, sex, race and ethnicity to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) by March 31, 2021, and each year thereafter. The March 31 date coincides with EE0-1 reporting requirement.