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Sacramento Prevailing Wage Breakfast Seminar
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Stillwater Road
West Sacramento, CA 95605

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Friday, June 22, 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

Don't miss this incredible breakfast seminar to get you up to date on everything you NEED TO KNOW about California prevailing wage. Public works penalties have increased from $4M in 2010 to over $25M in 2016. Don't get caught with a fine!

Learn about:

  • SB 540 where local governments can designate special zones and enforce prevailing wages on private projects!
  • AB 1082 and 1083 which require prevailing wages to be paid to employees of subcontractors building at public schools, state parks and beaches.
  • SB 96 Small project exemption - do you qualify?
  • When to pay prevailing wages for travel to/from job sites
  • The dreaded Public Labor Agreements (PLA's)
  • Expansion of prevailing wages past public projects
  • Preventative measures and practical recommendations

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.

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Registration Deadline is June 19th!


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 arbitration
  • 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.