Since 1997, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority included provisions in its Master Resolution that first generation construction pay its workers prevailing wages. One of the reasons FORA included these provisions in its Master Resolution was to provide an opportunity for local laborers and contractors to bid competitively on Fort Ord projects. Over the years, the state’s public works laws have been modified and revised, with the most significant revision being SB 854. This January 2014 revision resulted in the expansion of what constitutes a public work and eliminated, for the most part, local compliance programs. In March 2016, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued an opinion that all construction projects on Fort Ord were subject to the state’s public works laws, including contractor registration, payment of prevailing wages, hiring of apprentices, and payments into apprenticeship training programs and the filing of certified payroll records. This prevailing wage resource page strives to provide information to increase the ability of local labor to participate in Fort Ord projects and comply with the state’s prevailing wage laws.
Prevailing Wages Seminar & Training - November 1, 2016
Presenters: Eric Rood, Assistant California State Labor Commissioner and Ken Lau, Attorney, Department of Industrial Relations. Access the seminar videos and presentation materials below.