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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 

Safe Harbor for Skilled and Trained Workforce in California

In California, there are 15 different laws (statutes) which require Skilled and Trained Workforce (STW) requirements. This includes a requirement that a specific percentage (either 30% or 60%) of your journeyman on a public works projects are graduates of a California approved apprenticeship program or a U.S. DOL approved program outside the State. Please note that prime contractors are also subject to this penalty imposed upon their subcontractors unless they engage in four specific steps (commonly known as Safe Harbor protection). The requirements for Safe Harbor protection are:

  • Including California Public Contracting Code Sections 2600-2603 in the subcontract. (You may not incorporate this by reference);
  • Periodically monitor your subcontractors’ STW compliance on the project;
  • Take appropriate action when any subcontractor is not meeting the STW requirement each month (this can include holding funds if the Public Agency holds funds and/or requesting Monthly Substantial Compliance Plans); AND
  • Obtain an End of Project Affidavit
If a prime contractor complies with all four requirements, then the prime contractor will not be responsible for any fines/penalties issued by the DIR on the noncompliant contractor.

Upcoming Training:

Skilled and Trained Workforce Workshop June 1, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Price $89 per person via zoom. Registration cut off May 27th. Zoom link will be sent to the email associated with payment unless otherwise noted. Contact russwilder@wilderlawfirm.com for issues or questions with registration. REGISTER HERE.

May 24-26 NAHRO Minnesota, Deborah is speaking on May 25, Top Ten Prevailing Wage Tips for Public Agencies.

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: My company does mainly cement mason work; why is the DIR telling me that some of the work must be paid at Ironworks’ rates?
ANSWER:  California prevailing wage classifications are determined by the task performed and not how you might internally classify your workers. Some cement mason work includes the tying of rebar to strengthen the concrete pad. Ironworkers claim the tying of rebar. This applies even if the same worker who will be finishing the concrete is also tying the rebar. The contractor will need to keep track of the amount of time rebar is being tied (and pay the Ironworker’s rate for that) and then the same worker could also be paid the cement mason’s rates for finishing the concrete. Do not forget the form work which may be claimed by a different trade altogether.
The best way to be clear on this is to review the Scope of Work for Ironworkers, Cement Masons, Carpenters and Laborers. Each one of those classifications could impact your project depending on the location of the project and the exact type of work being performed.

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.