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The Inefficiencies of Monitoring Compliance – Agencies and Primes

Labor compliance can be a sticky business. Just ask the thousands of construction companies who have had to repay millions of dollars in back wages since the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and Davis-Bacon Related Acts (DBRA) went into effect decades ago. Regulating that compliance, whether by a government agency or as …

August 16, 2018 12:44 pm | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hiring Contractors for School Constructions Projects

Managing an entire school district is no easy feat. In addition to the constant juggle of managing priorities and tasks, superintendents also have to oversee construction projects relating to any facility within their district – from painting buildings to renovating gyms. Because these projects are publicly-funded, there is a plethora …

June 28, 2018 2:25 pm | Filed under: Uncategorized

School’s in Session: Davis-Bacon 101

First thing’s first. Davis-Bacon has absolutely nothing to do with the familiar breakfast food or some pig named Davis. Then what is it? The Davis-Bacon Act, established in 1931, has helped ensure that laborers in the construction industry get paid fairly for the work they perform for roughly 87 years now. …

June 28, 2018 2:18 pm | Filed under: Uncategorized

Is SB 35 a Step in the Right Direction for California Housing?

SB 35, effective as of the beginning of this year, aims to boost housing development in California. The goal is to hold cities more accountable in their efforts to provide adequate housing. The bill will allow a streamlined version of the grueling review process that housing developers go through to …

May 1, 2018 12:33 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations

ACA 5 – Increased Funding for Transportation Improvements (SB 1)

Here what you need to know about this recently passed Amendment to the California Constitution. SB 1 was originally passed in April of 2017 to help generate revenue annually ($5 Billion) which would fund transportation improvements through an increased tax on diesel fuel The funds could only be used for …

April 5, 2018 7:18 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations

4 Things to Know about AB 618

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed 859 new laws that affect the construction industry in 2018. AB 618 is one of them. 1.)    This bill authorizes job order contracting at a community college district only if there’s a Project Labor Agreement on the district’s construction program currently available to school …

April 3, 2018 2:10 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations
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