Public works in general means:
- Construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done under contract and paid in whole or in part out of public funds.
- It can include preconstruction and post-construction activities related to a public works project.
- For a full definition of public works refer to Labor Code section 1720.
Anyone working on a public works project must be paid prevailing wages as determined by DIR. Projects of $30,000 or more must meet DIR's apprenticeship requirements. Failure to comply with public works requirements can result in civil penalties, criminal prosecution, or both.
works projects Awarding Bodies, Development Proponents public agencies or project owners
- Summary of Skilled and Trained Workforce ("STW") Statutes
- Frequently Asked Questions on Skilled and Trained Workforce ("STW") Requirements
- Public Works Pre‐Qualification of Contractors
- Apprenticeship Requirements
- Certified Payroll Reporting
- Enforcement of Public Works Law
- File a Public Works Complaint
- Labor Compliance Programs
- Prevailing Wage Requirements
- More Resources
|February 27, 2023||DIR Reminds Homekey Employers They Must Pay the Prevailing Wage on Publicly Funded Projects|
|January 26, 2022||LETF Announces Enforcement of Public Works Construction Sites|
|September 11, 2021||California Apprenticeship Council to Hold Special Called Meeting on September 14|