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					?As expressed by the California labor and workforce development agency all
construction projects funded by the Kindergarten-University Public Education
Facilities Bond (Acts 2002 - 2004) are required to contain and comply with a labor
compliance program. This compliance program became effective as of April 1, 2003.

You may now be thinking: 'Oh well, this is a lot of legal mombo-jombo', but the fact
is that these laws were created for a reason. The labor compliance program also
referred to as 'LCP' is required to make sure that all workers employed by either
contractors or subcontractors be paid or compensated a state-determined prevailing
wage. In other words, this program makes sure that workers who execute public work
contracts are not being underpaid.

Another goal of this labor compliance program is to keep a competitive bidding
process with complete integrity, which will filter monetary aid back into the local
community through the public workers thus improving labor relations. The agency
which is directly responsible for enforcing prevailing wage laws is the California
Department of Industrial Relations also referred to as 'DIR', and even more specific,
the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement also known as the 'DLSE' which is a
subdivision of the 'DIR' is directly linked to this compliance program.

Furthermore, the work done by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has to
comply and be consistent with the 8CC 16434 legislation which has provided a
statutory system ever since 1989. This particular legislation also allows political
subdivisions of the state which provide public work contracts to work and make sure
everything is in order directly with the Department of industrial Relations and the
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

This particular program also applies to school districts. Since funding, implementing
and managing a permanent labor compliance program is quite an important and
resource consuming task many of the school districts have decided to let a certified
third party LCP handle such responsibilities.

Certified third party LCPs are required to handle several tasks during this process,
such tasks are: communicating with construction workers and personnel in English
and Spanish during on-site labor compliance inspections, keeping proper
documentation of prevailing wage language during bid and contract arrangements,
instructing and explaining labor compliance responsibilities to contractors and
subcontractors during pre-construction convocations, auditing and ensuring the
integrity of certified payroll records as well as making corrections if prevailing wage
mistakes are found throughout such documents, ensuring and facilitating project
completion within the time and budgets established.

As you now understand, keeping and maintaining labor compliance programs is a full
time job which must be executed properly and carefully, that is why that not only
school districts are outsourcing such responsibilities to certified third party LCPs;
housing authorities, developers, contractors, local municipalities, redevelopment
agencies and all other organizations which are subject to state regulated prevailing
wage requirements, tend to outsource such tasks as well.

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