Governor Approves Significant Changes to Prevailing Wage Monitoring Program

Category: Special Bulletins
Date: Jul 6, 2017 01:42 PM
Governor Approves Significant Changes to Prevailing Wage Monitoring Program

On June 27, 2017, the Governor approved Senate Bill 96 which, among other things, makes very significant changes to the Department of Industrial Relations’ prevailing wage monitoring program.  Most notably, the changes raise the threshold for prevailing wage requirements from $1,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and to $15,000 for maintenance work.  The changes also include:

  • Increased annual contractor registration fees from $300 to $400;
  • Increased penalties of $100/day up to $8,000, for contractors and subcontractors who fail to register; and
  • New penalties for awarding bodies, including fines of up to $100/day up to $10,000, and the loss of state funding for one year for “willful” violations.

The changes go into effect immediately. 

(SB 96

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