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The Staff Corner: June 2013

Did You Forget? The Forgotten Link By: Joe Reece Support Technician How often do you forget your password(s) that allows you to access your LCPtracker account(s)? It can definitely become frustrating, especially after trying to contact LCPtracker Support on a high call volume day.  Do not fear, Support will get back to you as soon as …

June 30, 2013 1:04 pm | Filed under: LCPtracker News, The Staff Corner

Public Works Prevailing Wage Bill Advances

The California Assembly Local Government Committee has approved legislation, Senate Bill 7, that would effectively have charter cities require higher prevailing wage rates regardless of where the funding originates. If cities do not comply, they could be barred from any future state funding. The legislation was introduced in response to …

June 24, 2013 5:24 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Prevailing Wage

Cleaner Way of Obtaining Energy

Duke Energy located in Indiana, opened up a 618-megawatt advanced technology coal gasification plant. This power plant is one of the world’s cleanest coal-fired power generating facilities. The plant uses advanced technology to gasify coal, strip out pollutants, and then burn that cleaner gas to produce electricity. The technology substantially reduces the …

June 10, 2013 12:42 pm | Filed under: Industry News

Missouri Adjusts Prevailing Wage

The Missouri Senate signed a bill, House Bill 34, last month to modify how prevailing wage is calculated to make it more economical for rural communities. In many areas of the state, the wages required for government projects are above those paid in the private sector, up to 10 times …

June 1, 2013 6:21 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations

The Staff Corner: May 2013

Multi-Funded Projects: Apprenticeship Regulation/ California vs. Federal  Written by: Korina Contreras Support Manager At the moment, there is no mandatory training program for Federal Davis-Bacon projects. If an employer is enrolled in an approved apprenticeship program they are subject to that program’s Federal Apprenticeship Regulations. If the job is funded …

May 30, 2013 11:54 am | Filed under: LCPtracker News, The Staff Corner

DOL Now Enforcing Flawless Audits

The DOL recently recovered $787,000 in back wages for 124 workers who were working on a federally funded project at the Nissan plant in Smyrna. The DOL found those five contractors violated provisions of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts as well as the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. …

May 6, 2013 1:26 pm | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Industry News

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