The California “Prevailing Wage Law” manual is now available on the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement website. The California DIR has streamlined complaints to allow workers and the public to file public works complaints for prevailing wage and apprenticeship violations. The manual was updated a few months ago to reflect the changes in the prevailing wage law, including increases in prevailing wage penalties and the creation of the Compliance Monitoring Unit, as well as internal improvement and streamlining of the DIR’s investigative tools and processes to prevent wage theft.
The manual is designed to be used by DLSE staff to ensure consistent, timely and accurate enforcement of the law in every DLSE office across California and to be used as an educational tool for the public works community. To find the complete manual, click here.
For additional information on prevailing wages and public works enforcement, see the California DIR website.