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September 3, 2013 > Governor Signs Corbett Bill Protecting Middle Class Workers

Governor Signs Corbett Bill Protecting Middle Class Workers

Submitted By Sergio Reyes

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) is pleased to announce that SB 776, strengthening existing workplace and labor protections for workers throughout California, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on August 27, 2013.

SB 776 protects the wages and fringe benefits of workers on public works projects by clarifying the requirements for bona fide fringe benefits. Specifically, this important bill closes loopholes in prevailing wage law by clarifying that contractor payments for monitoring and enforcing laws related to public works cannot count as a credit towards a contractor's obligation to pay prevailing wages, if payments are inconsistent with federal law.

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