• Public Works Contractors: Renew Registration by June 30

    Contractors can now register for up to three fiscal years

    The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is informing public works contractors that registrations expire each year on June 30. Contractors now have the option to renew current registrations for one, two or three fiscal years.

    California law requires all contractors to register with DIR prior to bidding, being listed on a bid proposal, being awarded or engaging in the performance of any public works contract on or after April 1, 2015. Fees and penalties may be assessed for a lapse in renewal or failure to register when engaged in public works.

    The https://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Contractor-Registration.html application was recently updated to process applications within one business day when paid by credit card, and provide the applicant with a credit card receipt.

    Registration and requirements are available on DIR’s http://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/PublicWorks.html , including information on responsibilities related to https://www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Contractors.html

    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 https://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/dlse.html , 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 on labor laws.