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California Prevailing Wage Update

 

Ensure you are compliant with California's prevailing wage law.

Any California contractor performing public works must have a solid understanding of prevailing wage. Many contractors do not completely understand how to locate and calculate proper prevailing wage rate or what a contractor must do to meet apprenticeship requirements. Predetermined wage increases, how to apply employer payments, and certified payroll requirements are tricky. Failure to comply with the requirements can result in significant liability for contractors and their payment bond sureties. This presentation will help contractors, subcontractors, and sureties better understand how to determine whether a project is covered by prevailing wage, the proper wage rate, and how to comply with apprenticeship requirements. The presentation also explains the liability that can arise for a contractor that does not properly pay its workers for prevailing wage work and how to limit that liability. The topic covers recent updates in prevailing wage law, including skilled and trained workforce requirements and the impact of recent California Supreme Court decisions relating to the coverage and expansion of prevailing wage in California.

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Faculty

Emily Kromke

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

  • Senior Counsel at Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah
  • Decades of experience in public works construction litigation with an emphasis on prevailing wage and labor law
  • Resolved scores of prevailing wage assessments (civil wage and penalty assessments), including reducing a $1 million assessment to less than $20,000
  • Published a recent article synthesizing three recent California Supreme Court decisions interpreting prevailing wage
  • Former Secretary of National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Graduated summa cum laude from Whittier Law School
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 626-440-5200

Victoria Ianni Garcia

Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.

  • Associate, Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah
  • Represents clients from all areas of the construction industry, including owners, contractors, developers, and subcontractors
  • Represents clients in labor and employment claims involving wage and hour litigation, discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination
  • Focuses on successfully resolving matters through various avenues of dispute resolution, including negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and trial
  • J.D. degree, Stanford Law School; M.P.P. degree, Harvard University‚Äôs Kennedy School of Government; B.A. degree, with honors, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 626-440-5200

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