A new unit within the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) – the Compliance Monitoring Unit (“CMU”) – will begin operations on January 1, 2012. The CMU was established to monitor and enforce prevailing wage requirements on public works projects that receive state bond funding and on other public works projects that are legally required to use the CMU. Contractors working on public works projects overseen by the CMU will be required to submit certified payroll records to the CMU through its electronic certified payroll records system known as “MyLCM.”
The DIR’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) will be conducting seminars and webinars for contractors and agencies that award public works contracts about the prevailing wage laws which will be overseen by the CMU. The first seminar is scheduled for January 4, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Elihu Harris State Building in Oakland. Registration is available online here. Other seminars will be announced by DLSE as they become available.
Further information about the CMU, the public works projects subject to oversight by the CMU, and upcoming webinars can be found here.