As a follow-up to our recent post about Assembly Bill 3018 (AB-3018), the journeyperson hiring requirements will increase contractors’ liability on public works projects for a second year in a row on January 1, 2020. The increased liability will require 60 percent of workers on a jobsite to be journeypersons who had graduated from an apprenticeship program or an employee with equivalent work experience. This hiring requirement was increased from 30 percent to 50 percent on January 1 of this year.

The law also requires apprentices to be on a jobsite, in addition to the journeymen ratio.

eBacon has a new solution to help with this requirement

We have a new simplified reporting feature that helps general contractors and their subcontractors avoid penalties that can range from $5,000 to $10,000 per month, per job classification. Since reports can be created very quickly and easily with this new feature, it will also reduce contractors’ risk of payments being withheld for non-submission of reports.

The new skilled and trained workforce report can also make managing the necessary journeymen ratios much easier, since employers will be able to select a skilled workforce type per employee for each prevailing wage project. This allows data about the ratios to be captured in the system for reporting needs and helps contractors get an overview of what skilled workers are at each jobsite. This overview also gives contractors the ability to adjust staffing as needed to ensure compliance for each project.

To help contractors stay updated, eBacon automatically sends daily reminder email alerts to employers that provides an overview of skilled workforce ratios on each jobsite. This helps contractors determine if staffing changes should be made at different sites before monthly reports are due for submission.

Questions about compliance?

At eBacon, we make sure our clients and our services are always up to date on the latest laws that could affect employers. Reach out to us today for a free consultation to see how you can stay compliant and save money.

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