LCP Statutes

Statutes Requiring Awarding Bodies to have a DIR-Approved Labor Compliance Program (LCP) for Prevailing Wage Monitoring and Enforcement (as of 4/1/2020)


Applies to


Education Code §81704
(sunsets on 1/1/2030)

Community college districts entering into design-build contract prior to January 1, 2012, for construction of school facility costing over $2.5 million.

DIR-approved LCP unless there is a collective bargaining agreement binding all contractors performing work on the project.

Labor Code §1771.5

Four remaining DIR-approved "legacy" programs: Caltrans, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, and County of Sacramento.

Subdivision (a) of this section provides higher prevailing wage exemptions to awarding bodies with previously approved LCPs (as of 1/1/2012) that are used for all projects under the authority of the awarding body.

Labor Code §1771.7

Public works contracts awarded prior to January 1, 2012, that use funds derived from Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Acts of 2002 (Prop. 47) and 2004 (Prop. 55).

DIR-approved LCP. [Additional requirements specified in statute for California State University and for University of California or any campus of that university.]

Public Resources Code §75075

Public works projects financed in all or part by the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84)

DIR-approved LCP.

*Most LCP requirements that existed in the years 2003 through 2011 were repealed by superseding legislation, including SB 854 (Stats. 2014, Chapter 28), which created the Public Works Contractor Registration Program, and SB 785 (Stats. 2014, Chapter 931), which revised and extended design-build procurement requirements for various state and local agencies. For more information, please send an email to

Revised April 2020