Thursday, December 27, 2018
Public Works Registration
Beginning June 1, 2019, contractors will have the option to renew their annual public works registration for up to three years at a time (paying the $400 per year fee). The Labor Commissioner is able to assess public works contractors penalties of up to $8,000--in addition to any penalty or registration fee--for failure to register. Awarding agencies are also subject to penalties of $100 a day, up to a maximum of $10,000, for hiring an unregistered contractor to perform work on a public works project. A contractor that hires an unregistered subcontractor is also subject to penalties of up to $10,000. Contractors who work exclusively on small public works projects are not required to register as a public works contractor or file electronic certified payroll reports for those projects. Contractors are still required to maintain certified payroll records on a continuous basis, and provide them to the Labor Commissioner's Office upon request. Additionally, awarding agencies are not required to submit the notice of contract award through DIR's PWC-100 system on projects that fall within the small project exemption. The small project exemption applies for all public works projects that do not exceed:
More information is here.
- $25,000 for new construction, alteration, installation, demolition or repair
- $15,000 for maintenance