We provide highly qualified with the depth of experience and collective knowledge working with various agencies on all type of projects including, but not limited, to: Infrastructure, water, airports, school facilities, street work, and public buildings.
We have extensive experience in conducting complex labor compliance audits and handling worker complaints. We have represented Awarding Bodies before the Department of Industrial Relations Hearing Officers regarding Labor Compliance matters.
California has some of the most complicated prevailing wage requirements in the country; and for that reason, knowledge of the policies and procedures for implementing, monitoring, and enforcing prevailing wage requirements is important.
According to the California Labor Code, an awarding body shall take be cognizance of violations of the Labor Code. The California’s prevailing wage requirements are found in the California Labor Code, Precedential Decisions,Administrative rulings, formal legal advice memos and regulations issued by the Department of Industrial Regulations (DIR) and the Courts. It is imperative that the Consultant is familiar with how they are applied to the monitoring and enforcement process.
Furthermore, an awarding body, as a recipient of Federal funds, must employ an independent third-party to review the weekly Certified Payroll Records on an ongoing basis; resolve any violations found as a result of its own investigations, or found during the worker interviews, or from complaints received from workers or others; and maintain records for a period of no less than three years after the closeouts of the project, or until any claims, audits, or litigation are resolved.
Are you in compliance?
We can help. Pacific Resources Services has the expertise to assist our clients comply with the State and Federal prevailing wage requirements. Our services include the following:
Monitoring Certified Payroll Reports
Business Outreach Services
Pacific Resources Services. has extensive experience in effectively developing and implementing tailored Small Business Enterprises/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (SBE/DBE) outreach to meet your contracting and program needs.
Our staff have managed SBE/DBE programs for public agencies and understand that best results are achieved through clear understanding of the requirements, the project, and ensuring that the appropriate contractors are targeted.
Our services includes:
PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS
A PLA, also a called a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement, is negotiated with one or more labor organizations. It establishes and normalize the employment terms and conditions for a specific construction project. Thereby all contractors -Union and Non-union work under the same conditions such as start time, hiring of workers, addressing grievances, and drug testing. A PLA is negotiated between the Building Trades and Awarding Agencies/Project Owners or Prime Contractor. All contractors, including those in lower tier, are bound to the terms of the PLA by executing a “Letter of Assent” prior to commencing work on the project.
What are the Benefits of a PLA?
PLAs have been used on projects utilizing multiple procurement methods, including Design-Build projects, small and large scale public building projects, and on highway and transit projects. Their benefits include:
Can PLAs be applied to any Project?
A PLA can be applied to any project. PLAs have been in existence since the 1930’s and have been used on large-scale construction projects, specifically in the private sector.
In the Federal government, Executive Order 13502, entitled “Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects,” was signed by President Barack Obama on February 6, 2009 re-authorizing the use of PLAs on Federal projects.
Today, in addition to ensuring that all contractors are working under the same rules, some Awarding Bodies implement project labor agreements to meet social and economic policies such as hiring local workers—within the boundaries of the Awarding Body’s service area—or recycling funds back to the community, and hiring disadvantaged workers and Veterans.
Why Pacific Resources Services as your best choice to negotiate and administer your PLA?
Pacific Resources Services has over 16 years of experience negotiating, implementing and administering PLAs, beginning as the first PLA administrator for the Los Angeles Community College District’s Proposition A bond program. Since it has negotiated and administered various PLAs in Southern California ranging from Rio Hondo Community Colle to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California
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