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AB 1851 – Expansion Of The Definition Of Public Works For The Prevailing Wage
Assembly Bill 1851 expands the definition of the term public works as it relates to the payment of workers employed on public works projects. Existing law requires that workers employed on public works projects be paid not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the Director of Industrial Relations.
AB 1851 expands the definition of the term public works as it relates to hauling to also include the on-hauling of materials used for paving, grading, and fill onto a public works site if the individual driver’s work is integrated into the flow process of construction. Previously, only the hauling of refuse from a public works site to an outside disposal location was included in the definition of public works.
(AB 1851 amends Section 1720.3 of the Labor Code.)