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Chapter 8. Office of the Director
Subchapter 3. Payment of Prevailing Wages upon Public Works
Article 3. Duties, Responsibilities, and Rights of Parties

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§16100. Duties, Responsibilities and Rights.

The parties listed in this section must comply with the provisions of the Labor Code applicable to the payment of prevailing wages on public works contracts.

(a) Department and Division Authority in Prevailing Wage Issues. The Director shall establish and coordinate the administration of the State's prevailing wage law, including the determination of coverage issues. The lead agency for the determination of prevailing wage rates shall be the Division of Labor Statistics and Research. The lead agency for the enforcement of the payment of prevailing wages is the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. The lead agency for the coordination on apprenticeship is the Division of Apprenticeship Standards. This section shall not be construed to preclude any filing requirements with DLSR of appropriate agreements or petitions regarding determinations or any other documents, papers, books, etc. otherwise required by the law or these regulations.

(b) The Awarding Body shall:

(1) Obtain the prevailing wage rate from the Director in accordance with Labor Code Sections 1771 and 1773.

(2) Specify the appropriate prevailing wage rates, in accordance with Labor Code Sections 1773.2 and 1777.5.

(A) The posting requirement is applicable for each job site.

EXCEPTION: If more than one worksite exists on any project, then the applicable rates may be posted at a single location which is readily available to all workers.

(B) If a wage rate for a craft, classification or type of worker is not published in the Director's general prevailing wage determinations, a request for a special determination should be made by the awarding body to Chief, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142, at least 45 days prior to the project bid advertisement date.

(3) Notify DAS. See Labor Code Section 1773.3.

(4) Inform prime contractors, to the extent feasible, of relevant public work requirements:

NOTE: Requirement information may be disseminated at a preacceptance of bid conference or in a call for bids or at an award of bid conference.

The public works requirements are:

(A) the appropriate number of apprentices are on the job site, as set forth in Labor Code Section 1777.5.

(B) worker's compensation coverage, as set forth in Labor Code Sections 1860 and 1861.

(C) keep accurate records of the work performed on the public works project, as set forth in Labor Code Section 1812.

(D) inspection of payroll records pursuant to Labor Code Section 1776, and as set forth in Section 16400 (e) of these regulations.

(E) and other requirements imposed by law.

(5) Withhold monies. See Labor Code Section 1727.

(6) Ensure that public works projects are not split or separated into smaller work orders or projects for the purpose of evading the applicable provisions of Labor Code Section 1771.

(7) Deny the right to bid on public work contracts to contractors or subcontractors who have violated public work laws, as set forth in Labor Code Section 1777.7.

(8) Not permit workers on public works to work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours in any one calendar week, unless compensated at not less than time and a half as set forth in Labor Code Section 1815.

EXCEPTION: If the prevailing wage determination requires a higher rate of pay for overtime work than is required under Labor Code Section 1815, then that higher overtime rate must be paid, as specified in subsection 16200(a)(3)(F) of these regulations.

(9) Not take or receive any portion of the workers' wages or accept a fee in connection with a public works project, as set forth in Labor Code Sections 1778 and 1779.

(10) Comply with those requirements as specified in Labor Code Sections 1776(g), 1777.5, 1810, 1813, and 1860.

(c) Contractor-subcontractor.

The contractor and subcontractor shall:

(1) Pay not less than the prevailing wage to all workers, as defined in Section 16000 of these regulations, and as set forth in Labor Code Sections 1771 and 1774;

(2) Comply with the provisions of Labor Code Sections 1773.5, 1775, and 1777.5 regarding public works jobsites;

(3) Provide workers' compensation coverage as set forth in Labor Code Section 1861;

(4) Comply with Labor Code Sections 1778 and 1779 regarding receiving a portion of wages or acceptance of a fee;

(5) Maintain and make available for inspection payroll records, as set forth in Labor Code Section 1776;

(6) Pay workers overtime pay, as set forth in Labor Code Section 1815 or as provided in the collective bargaining agreement adopted by the Director as set forth in Section 16200 (a) (3) of these regulations; and

(7) Comply with Section 16101 of these regulations regarding discrimination.

(8) Be subject to provisions of Labor Code Section 1777.7 which specifies the penalties imposed on a contractor who willfully fails to comply with provisions of Section 1777.5.

(9) Comply with those requirements as specified in Labor Code Sections 1810 and 1813.

(10) Comply with other requirements imposed by law.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1773.5, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 1720, 1720.2, 1720.3, 1726, 1727, 1728, 1729, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1773.2, 1773.3, 1773.4, 1773.5, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777.5, 1777.7, 1778, 1779, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1815, 1860 and 1861, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Amendment of subsection (b)(2)(B) filed 2-20-92; operative 3-23-92 (Register 92, No. 13).

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