California Department of Industrial Relations Hosts SB 854 Public Works Contractor Registration Seminar


As we wrote earlier, legislation signed into law this past year, SB 854, now requires that public works contractors and subcontractors register through the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) in order to bid on and enter into public works contracts on state and local public works projects.

In a not so well publicized event I just learned of today (but, then again, I’m always the last one to get invited to parties) the DIR is hosting a seminar in Los Angeles on the new requirements:

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Junipero Serra State Building, 320 W. 4th Street, 1st Floor, Carmel Room, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Hurry though, seating is limited.

According to the DIR website, “[d]ue to limited seating,” attendees are directed to RSVP by emailing Claudia Canas at by March 25th.

That’s tomorrow!


4 Responses to “California Department of Industrial Relations Hosts SB 854 Public Works Contractor Registration Seminar”

  1. Karl H. Studinger

    I have tried to register but the form will NOT allow me to complete all blanks. I am a Department of State Architecture inspector, and to the best pf my knowledge am not subject to prevailing wage law requirements.

  2. Evan Adams

    They’ve been having these meetings allvover the state. I am and all my sub’s are. The kicker with sb854 is not the bidding. It is that all sub’s and all tiered subs also have to be registered. And remember it is for ALL public works. Aka anything over $1000. Not the bid limit. Anything subject to prevailing wage.

    • Garret Murai

      Thanks Evan. This just confirms my hypothesis. I am indeed the last one to be invited to the party. And, yes, you’re absolutely right. Contractors and subs (of all tiers) on projects subject to the prevailing wage law must register.


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