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Newsline No.: 2016-31                                                Date: March 16, 2016


DIR Posts Public Works Notice Advising That Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements Have Not Changed


DIR’s eCPR System Still Up and Running – Public Works Contractors Encouraged to Use It


The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted a notice informing public works contractors, subcontractors and awarding bodies that the 85 year old requirement to keep certified payroll reports (CPRs) has not changed and is still in force.


DIR is currently developing upgrades to the electronic CPR (eCPR) system slated for July 2016. The system is still operational, and DIR encourages its use. In particular, DIR strongly encourages filing electronically for all contractors working on Clean Energy projects funded by Proposition 39 and for all new projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015.


Contractors should keep CPRs for all work on public works projects, as the Labor Commissioner, the project awarding body or another agency may request a review of the records at any time.


All requirements for awarding bodies remain in place, including the duty to register all public works projects using the PWC-100 form, the continuing obligation to monitor and enforce labor compliance on all public works projects, and registration requirements for all contractors and subcontractors before bidding or working on a public works contract.


DIR has additional compliance information on itsPublic Works page. The public works community is also invited to subscribe to email alerts on public works topics, DIR’s press releases and other departmental updates.


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 about labor laws.



For a full copy of the notice, please click here






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