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AB-3018 Changes to Skilled Workforce Requirements

New compliance changes in California went into effect on January 1, 2019 as a result of AB3018. The new law increases accountability and constraints on the training requirements for journeypersons employed by both general and subcontractors. Before the new law went...

New Source for Wage Determinations

The Department of Labor has announced that on Friday, June 14, 2019 the WDOL.gov will transition to beta.SAM.gov. This site will become the default source for wage determinations. The new site’s user-friendly design allows contractors to be able to easily locate Davis...

Bona Fide Trusts are Ideal Fringe Benefits

Employer contributions to bona fide trusts such as 401(k)s, section 125 cafeteria plans, or health savings accounts (HSA)s can be some of your best options to help you meet fringe benefit requirements when working on government projects. While many employers might...

Missouri Prevailing Wage

Below are some frequently asked questions about prevailing wage laws in Missouri. Contact us for any specific questions. What is Prevailing Wage? The prevailing wage rate was established to ensure that contractors have a level playing field when bidding on government...

Leveraging a Robust Certified Payroll Software

It is important to streamline and optimize your business to keep up with best practices in the construction industry and to keep your bids competitive. A huge change has been the adoption of sophisticated, cloud-based technology that helps construction business owners...

New Wage Order for Missouri Contractors

On July 1st, 2019, the final Annual Wage Order (Wage Order 26) will be published and all parts of the Missouri Prevailing Wage Law (HB1729) will be fully implemented. This new wage order will apply to government projects that are valued at $75,000 or more. This wage...

What you should know about annualization

In an attempt to satisfy fringe benefit requirements for projects that require a prevailing wage, you might begin to offer more generous benefits to your employees. However, it is important to remember the annualization requirement for certain fringe benefit payments....

Fringe Benefits: Workers’ Compensation Premiums

Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp) insurance is an expensive, yet important part of your overall HR compliance requirements. Workers’ comp costs are calculated based on the total pay for an employee — these costs can add up if employees are doing riskier work. The...

Paying fringes in cash can cost thousands

Construction companies are wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars each year by paying fringe benefits in cash. Working on government contracts requires contractors and subcontractors to abide by the Davis Bacon Act, in which companies have to pay a certain...