Streets and Highways Code Section 670.1 mandates the payment of prevailing wages for road and highway work requiring a Caltrans encroachment permit as a condition for residential and commercial construction. Two coverage determinations have been issued by the Department of Industrial Relations providing notice that this type of work is subject to prevailing wages. The earliest coverage determination was issued in 2003.
The Labor Commissioner's office, also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, adjudicates wage claims, investigates discrimination and public works complaints and enforces state labor law. Additional information on labor laws and work-related topics are available on our website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
Employees with work-related questions or complaints may call the California Workers' Information Hotline at (866) 924-9757 for recorded information on a variety of work related topics.
For media inquiries contact Erika Monterroza at (510) 286-1164 or Peter Melton at (510) 286-7046.SOURCE California Department of Industrial Relations, California Labor Commissioner