January 16, 2015
The Implementation of Senate Bill 854
Background and Policy Goal
Labor compliance is the active monitoring of a public works project to ensure that the State’s labor laws are being followed. It includes the review of payroll records to determine that prevailing wages are being paid by contractors and subcontractors who work on a public works project. Labor compliance policy has been a legislative priority for the past decade commencing in 2003. The legislature in 2014 took action to initiate a significant change in labor compliance policy with SB 854.