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Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 

Skilled and Trained Workforce - California update
The DIR has recently released some guidance relating to Skilled and Trained Workforce. The information of this requirement is complex and covers many different situations. These are not regulations. I expect proposed language will be out this year. Please review the DIR issued FAQ and chart detailing Skilled and Trained Workforce (STW) Requirements.

When is the best time to do an Annual Review of Agency contract language?

Most states and the Federal government use January 1 as the date when new laws go into effect. So, a good time to review your contracts to determine if the most current prevailing wage clauses are included, is typically the first part of January or even late December once all the legislative bills have been passed and signed.

However, some legislatures will impose a new law with "emergency provisions". In that instance, the law (contract provision) will become effective in accordance with the legislature's timeline set forth in the bill. Many states have a fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30. Oftentimes, changes are made effective July 1. In other instances, new changes could go into effect once the bill is signed. The best practice is to review your prevailing wage contract language once a year (preferably late December or early January) and then have an ongoing relationship with a prevailing wage consultant or attorney who will alert you if there is a major change that needs to be applied before the new year.

Those of you who subscribe to this newsletter know that CCMI does its best to track these new laws and requirements.

  • April 1 and 8 (11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. PST) AGC of America Davis Bacon Webinar with DOL and Deborah Wilder. Contact www.agc.org to register or for more information.
  • April 22 Prevailing Wage Overview: Montgomery County, Maryland. 9 a.m. -12 noon. Contact info@ccmilcp.com  for more information.
  • June 9 Prevailing Wage Basics and Beyond -Training for Public Agencies; Sacramento, CA 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To register, contact: California Special Districts Association www.csda.net   
  • June 16-19 LCPtracker Ignite Conference, San Diego, CA. Deborah is teaching a variety of workshops over the span of the 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 

You asked, we answered!

How does California's AB5, redefining independent contractors, impact prevailing wage projects in California?
CCMI believes that there is not significant impact within the construction industry or on prevailing wage projects so long as the contractor is complying with all the general rules of business. Remember, there is no such thing as a 1099 employee.   
Someone who receives a 1099 is a true independent contractor. For the construction industry that would mean that the person/company is conducting themselves as an independent business. That means they have a contractor's license with the CSLB (Contractors State License Board). It means that they have a business location and a business license. It means that they have their own tools and equipment and work for more than one contractor at a time. For example, if I am a plumbing contractor it means that I work for the XYZ Company and ABC Company and even the FGH company - maybe even all at the same time because I have employees within my company. Now if the individual/contractor is a sole proprietor, it is possible that the individual/company can only work for one company at a time.   
However, it is important that the individual is not a "captive". A "captive" company is an individual/company which relies on a majority of their income from one contractor. A captive company will be considered an employee. For employers who insist on 1099 employees, AB5 will have a huge impact on your business as all of those 1099 employees are clearly now (if they were not before) employees.
Feel free to send your questions to info@ccmilcp.com 

New Book: AGC of America's Davis Bacon Compliance Manual, 5th Edition ©  2019 is now out. Deborah Wilder is the author.  

You may purchase the book through www.agc.org or through the CCMI website : www.ccmilcp.com 

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