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Public Works Contractors: Renew Registration Starting May 1 New Account Creation Requirements

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Update: The DIR has provided instructions on how to set-up an account, how to link an existing registration, and then how to renew. 
 
This is the first time DIR has required an account set-up. Download the instructions here

Content courtesy of: California Department of Industrial Relations


Public Works Contractors: Renew Registration Starting May 1
Contractors can now register for up to three fiscal years


The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is informing public works contractors that registrations can be renewed starting on May 1. Public works contractor registrations expire each year on June 30. Contractors now have the option to renew current registrations for one, two or three fiscal years. 


California law requires all contractors to register with DIR prior to bidding, being listed on a bid proposal, being awarded or engaging in the performance of any public works contract on or after April 1, 2015. Fees and penalties may be assessed for a lapse in renewal or failure to register when engaged in public works.


The public works contractor registration application was recently updated to process applications within one business day when paid by credit card, and provide the applicant with a credit card receipt. 


Registration and requirements are available on DIR's public works website, including information on responsibilities related to prevailing wages, apprenticeship and certified payroll records.


DIR protects and improves the health, safety and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. 


DIR's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), also known as the Labor Commissioner's Office, enforces prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship standards in public works projects, inspects workplaces for wage and hour violations, adjudicates wage claims, investigates retaliation complaints, issues licenses and registrations for businesses and educates the public on labor laws.