Governor Brown Signs Bill Requiring Contractors to Pay Apprentices for Pre-Employment Processes

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 1926, which amends Labor Code section 1777.5 to require contractors who request the dispatch of an apprentice to work on a public works project and require the apprentice to “fill out an application or undergo testing, training, an examination, or other preemployment process as a condition of … More Governor Brown Signs Bill Requiring Contractors to Pay Apprentices for Pre-Employment Processes

Court says State and Local Minimum Wage Standards can Trump Collective Bargaining Agreements

In American Hotels & Lodging Association v. City of Los Angeles, the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the argument that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which governs relations between labor and management (including collective bargaining to set wages and other terms and conditions of employment), preempts local minimum wage ordinances that … More Court says State and Local Minimum Wage Standards can Trump Collective Bargaining Agreements

California DLSE Updates Public Works Manual

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the state agency responsible for administering and enforcing California’s prevailing wage law, recently issued an updated version of its Public Works Manual [http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/PWManualCombined.pdf].  The most significant revisions include new sections which discuss contractors’ obligations to electronically submit certified payroll reports and DLSE’s enforcement of apprentice violations.  Other revisions address … More California DLSE Updates Public Works Manual