DIR Reminds Homekey Employers They Must Pay the Prevailing Wage on Publicly Funded Projects

The Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) reminds employers on public works projects, including Homekey projects, that they must pay workers the prevailing wage, according to the work performed and the location of the project.

Homekey is a publicly funded statewide initiative to provide housing for people experiencing homelessness. Employers with workers at Homekey housing job sites must comply with labor laws, including paying workers the prevailing wage, providing workers’ compensation insurance, and following workplace health and safety requirements and apprenticeship standards.

Individuals with leads on labor law violations at publicly funded construction projects are invited to complete one of the following complaint forms:

The Labor Enforcement Task Force, under the direction of the Department of Industrial Relations, is a coalition of California State government enforcement agencies, including Cal/OSHA, Labor Commissioner’s Office, and Contractors State License Board, that work together and in partnership with local agencies to combat the underground economy. In this joint effort, information and resources are shared to ensure workers are paid properly and have safe work conditions and honest, law-abiding businesses have the opportunity for healthy competition. 

More information on how to file a complaint is posted online. For questions please contact LETF via email at letf@dir.ca.gov, or by calling (855) 297-5322.

February 2023