What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages

What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages

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This book will cover the general requirements and principles of federal Davis-Bacon and California prevailing wage compliance, including apprenticeship obligations. The book is written to be user friendly to contractors and the author has specifically stayed away from quoting the specific legal names of nearly 60 laws which now impact Davis-Bacon or the specific case law that might be applicable. This workbook is written for the average contractor who may be considering performing public works for the first time or reentering the public works field after an absence of some years. The book will cover the basic requirements and understanding of the Davis-Bacon Act and the payment of prevailing wages on Federal projects. It will not cover every little exception or variance from the standard rule. The book will discuss the new workforce tracking requirements for contracts which are using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). An in depth discussion will be had on California's prevailing wage statute, only because it is the most complicated. Finally, the book will also briefly touch on other states' prevailing wage requirements. The book is a basis for understanding current prevailing wage requirements. As the law changes frequently, a contractor would be wise to check the references and webistes noted in the book for the most up to date informationto pay the balance of the health and welfare contribution on the employeea#39;s paycheck (added to the Base Hourly Wage). ... different calculations for determining the amount of health care credit an employer can claim towards meeting prevailing wage. ... A contractor may also use the number of hours worked in a prior month or average hours worked in a prior year ... (Division of Labor Standard Enforcement) issued an enforcement manual to its staff and posted that manual on-line.

Title:What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages
Author: Deborah E. G. Wilder
Publisher:Author House - 2010-01

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