DBA/DBRA Compliance Principles

Coverage and Compliance Principles

This section provides basic information regarding major aspects of compliance with the Davis-Bacon labor standards and CWHSSA overtime requirements. It addresses frequently asked questions such as:

  1. Who are the "laborers and mechanics" to whom the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements apply?
  2. What is the "site of the work" where workers are covered by Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements?
  3. How are truck drivers affected by the "site of the work" limit on Davis-Bacon coverage?
  4. When can apprentices or trainees work on a Davis-Bacon project at less than the wages listed in the Davis-Bacon wage determination?
  5. Can helper classifications be used on Davis-Bacon covered projects?
  6. What happens if there is a dispute over how a worker should be classified?
  7. Does the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage include fringe benefits?
  8. How can a contractor's fringe benefit costs count towards Davis-Bacon prevailing wages?
  9. How do you compute fringe benefit costs as an hourly rate that can count towards fulfilling your prevailing wage obligation?
  • DBA/DBRA Compliance Principles - Laborers and Mechanics I
  • DBA/DBRA Compliance Principles - Site of the Work I
  • DBA/DBRA Compliance Principles - Truck Drivers I
  • Apprentices and Trainees
  • DBA/DBRA Compliance Principles - Helpers I
  • Area Practice – Proper Classification of Workers Fringe Benefits
  • Certified Payrolls & Use of Electronic Signatures
  • DBA/DBRA Compliance Principles - Leases as Contracts for Construction I

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    • Review public works preconstruction contracts
    • Monitor DIR contractor/subcontractor certified payrolls
    • Audit labor classification for each worker employed
    • Review DIR pre-DAS 140/142 submissions
    • Review CAC training fund contributions form CAC-2
    • Review DIR Fringe Benefits Statement PW-26
    • Monitor DIR wage determinations
    • Audit fringe benefits allowances
    • Review DIR holiday payment requirements
    • Audit DIR travel & subsistence requirements
    • Caltrans Labor Compliance
    • County of Sacramento Labor Compliance
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    • Los Angeles Unified School District Labor Compliance
    • Federal Davis-Bacon Project Monitoring
    • Federal DBE Implementation & Review
    • Federal FAA AIP Goal Setting
    • DIR & Davis-Bacon Training
    • DIR Civil Wage Penalty Review
    • Local-Hire Review (e.g., San Francisco)
    • Skilled and Trained Workforce

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