Labor Compliance Department
Boot Camp Presentation
April 2014
Presented by: Sonia Crisostomo
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Labor Compliance at
Los Angeles Unified School District
• LAUSD has been monitoring its construction sites
since February of 1985.
• The Labor Compliance Department was enacted on
January 27, 1993.
• Enforces all applicable Prevailing Wage Requirements
for LAUSD projects pursuant to Labor Code §17201861 and CCR §16000-17270.
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Labor Compliance Laws
• Prevailing Wage Laws
– State Prevailing Wage laws apply to public works
contracts as set forth in the California Labor
Code sections 1720, 1720.2, 1720.3, 1720.4,
1720.6, and 1771.
• All District projects are considered public
works projects including warranty work.
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Prevailing Wage Requirements
South East Middle School #3
Prevailing Wage thresholds:
 New construction
contracts over
$25,000.
 Contracts for alteration,
San Fernando HS
demolition, repair, or
maintenance work over
$15,000.
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Labor Compliance Online Pre-Job Conference Video
www.laschools.org/lcp
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Labor Compliance Pre-Job Conference
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2.
Payment of Prevailing Wage Rates
• Labor Code § 1770 et seq.
 Must pay workers not less than
the specified general prevailing
wage rate.
Apprentices
7.
Acceptance of Fees Prohibited
8.
Listing of Subcontractors
9.
Proper Licensing
•
• Labor Code §1777.5
All contractors/subcontractors
must be properly licensed.
10. Unfair Competition Prohibited
3.
Certified Payroll Reports
11. Workers Compensation Insurance
4.
Penalties
12. OSHA
• Must be submitted weekly.
• Labor Code §1775
• Labor Code §1776
• Labor Code §1813
5.
Nondiscrimination in Employment
6.
Kickbacks Prohibited
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Must abide by OSHA rules and
regulations.
13. Hiring Undocumented Workers
14. Requirement to provide itemized
wage statements
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Choosing the Correct
Wage Determination
• Prevailing Wage Determinations issued by the Dept. of Industrial Relations
 Issues 2 times a year
• February 22
• August 22
• Wage Determinations are referenced by a four digit year followed by a
dash (-) and then a 1 or a 2.
 A one (1) is for the February 22 determination
 A two (2) is for the August 22 determination.
• Example: The prevailing wage determinations for 2004 are 2004-1
and 2004-2.
• The effective date of each determination is ten (10) days after the issue
date.
• JOC Contracts - Use the Notice to Proceed (NTP) Date and not the contract
Bid Advertisement Date
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When is there a Predetermined Increases?
Double Asterisk (**):
Subject to
Predetermined
Increases
Single Asterisk (*):
Rate is effective for
duration of the
project
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Predetermined Increase
CEMENT MASON
Predetermined
Increases
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Labor Compliance Department
Important Websites
April 2014
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Accessing LAUSD Labor Compliance Website
www.laschools.org
Labor Compliance
(SELECT)
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Labor Compliance Department Website
Online Pre-Job
Conference Video
Department of Industrial
Relations
Documents and Forms
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DIR Decisions & Opinions
Link to DIR
Decisions &
Opinions applicable
to LAUSD projects
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DIR Decisions & Opinions
Response Letters
applicable to
LAUSD projects
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Department of Industrial Relations
www.dir.ca.gov
Put your cursor On
Labor Law and click on
Wages
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Department of Industrial Relations
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlseWagesAndHours.html
Prevailing Wage
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Department of Industrial Relations
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlsePublicWorks.html
Prevailing Wage
determination
Prevailing Wage Determination
www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/DPreWageDetermination.htm
Journeyman
Prevailing
Wage
Apprentice
Prevailing
Wage
Superseded
Prevailing Wage
Determinations
Important
Notices
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General Prevailing Wage Determination
Southern
California
Statewide
County
Important
Notices
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Southern California Trades
Cement
Mason
Predetermined
Increase
Holidays, Scope
of Work, etc.
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General Prevailing Wage Determination
CEMENT MASON
2012-1
Prevailing Wage
(*) Single Asterisk means you
use this rate for the life of the
contract. (**) Double Asterisks
refer to predetermined increases
that must be used.
Straight-Time total hourly
rate equals the basic hourly
rate plus all fringe benefits.
This must be paid to and/or
on behalf of the worker.
EXCEPTION: Training must
be paid to an apprenticeship
committee approved by the
DAS or California
Apprenticeship Council.
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Predetermined Increase
CEMENT MASON
Predetermined
Increase
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Predetermined Increase
CEMENT MASON
Predetermined
Increases
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Labor Compliance Department
Online Tools
April 2014
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Online Certified Payroll Reporting System
Online Certified Payroll Reporting
• It is a Contract Requirement as of February 1, 2004
• Contact the Labor Compliance Department for a Security
Code to access the Online CPR system
 Tech Support: (213) 241-4647
• Certified Payroll Manual is online
• Training Class offered for all contractors, Prime and Sub.
 Do not need a security code to register for class!
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Online Tools
www.laschools.org
Labor Compliance
(SELECT)
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Online Tools
www.laschools.org/new-site/labor-compliance/
Request for Access
to LCD Online Tools
(SELECT)
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Request for Access to LCD Online Tools
Federal
Tax ID
Number
Contractor
License
Number
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Online Tools
Labor Compliance
Online Certified Payroll
Reporting System
Contractor Invoice
Access Module
Manuals for
Online Tools
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Contact Information
 Questions about the District's Labor Compliance Department
can be directed via email to [email protected] or by mail at:
Los Angeles Unified School District
Facilities Contracts
Labor Compliance Department
P.O. Box 513307
Los Angeles, CA 90051-1307
 The office of the Labor Compliance Department is located at:
333 South Beaudry Ave., 21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 241-4665
Fax: (213) 241-8356
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Labor Compliance Department
Boot Camp Presentation
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