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Irvine Prevailing Wage Breakfast Seminar
2nd Floor Conference Room
2050 Main Street
Irvine, CA USA
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM PDT
Category: Courses & Seminars

Prevailing Wage Breakfast Seminar

“Stranger Things”: New Developments in California Prevailing Wage Law for 2018

Presented by Van Allyn Goodwin, Littler Law Firm

California's Prevailing Wage Law (PWL) presents an alternate universe for those not familiar with its intricacies. Construction contractors and developers who perform work on public works projects are fair game for agencies, labor groups and attorneys trolling for violations of the PWL. In fact, in her most recent report, the California Labor Commissioner boasts that she has assessed more than $52 million in unpaid wages and penalties from public works contractors. More alarmingly, this amount has risen 360% in the past five years. Experienced contractors and developers know that compliance with the PWL presents a daunting and unnerving task. The onerous, complicated and often vague prevailing wage obligations imposed on public works contracts make compliance difficult and fraught with legal risk. These obligations, along with ever-changing legislation and fluctuating administrative interpretations and enforcement, mean even minor errors can turn a potentially profitable project into a frightening disaster.

Virtually each year this decade, California's state and local lawmakers have enacted some new prevailing wage legislation, and 2017 was no different. New laws taking effect in 2018
will directly impact contractors, governments and developers of public works projects, such as AB 1701 which expands contractors' liability for the unpaid wages and benefits of their
subcontractors, and SB 96, which creates a host of new and potentially costly liabilities for contractors, developers and public entities.

CalGeo has partnered with Littler Law firm this year to present an update on state PWL developments. Our speaker will discuss the past year's legislative and administrative developments, and offer preventive measures and practical suggestions for complying with California's ever-changing PWL.

The topics will include:

  • New and pending legislation amending the PWL, including AB 1701, SB 96, and other statutes expanding the reach of the PWL
  • Other laws impacting contractors and creating prevailing wage compliance challenges
  • The increasingly vigorous enforcement of public works apprenticeship requirements and strategies for compliance
  • Recent trends, including the expansion of prevailing wage requirements beyond public works
  • Compliance conundrums
  • Important preventive measures and practical recommendations
Register Now!

Registration Deadline is May 14th!


7:30-8:00am Registration & breakfast

8:00-9:30am Seminar


$60 CalGeo Members, $75 Non-members

About the Speaker, Van Allyn Goodwin:

With expertise that covers the full range of employment and labor law, Van Goodwin routinely defends employers in complex employment litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in agency proceedings before the U. S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and various California agencies responsible for the enforcement of California employment and labor relations laws.

He has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour (including prevailing wage laws)
  • Leaves of absence
  • Personnel / human resources issues

He also devotes a significant part of his practice to labor law involving:

  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Union organizing
  • NLRB proceedings

Additionally, Van counsels and conducts training for employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including:

  • Preventing employment discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Counter-union organizing
  • Lawful hiring and termination
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Prevailing wage laws
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Contact: Kelly Cabal, [email protected] (949) 391-2436 with any questions.