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Chapter 8. Office of the Director
Subchapter 3. Payment of Prevailing Wages upon Public Works
Article 5. Petitions to Review Prevailing Wage Determinations
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§16302. Petition to Review Prevailing Wage Determinations.

Those interested parties enumerated in Section 1773.4 of the Labor Code, and defined in Section 16000 of these regulations, may file with the Director or the Chief of DLSR, within 20 days after commencement of advertising of a call for bids by any awarding body, a petition to review a determination of any rate or rates made by the Director, pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, which is specified in or referred to in the call for bids.

(a) Manner of Filing. Every petition filed pursuant to Section 1773.4 of the Labor Code shall be filed with the Director by mail to the Chief, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142, or may be filed in person at 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.

(b) Filing. Where any paper, letter, petition, or document is required or permitted to be filed pursuant to these regulations or pursuant to the prevailing wage provisions of the Labor Code, it shall be deemed filed with any person, awarding body or division upon actual delivery to and receipt by such person, awarding body, or division.

(c) Content of Petition. Every petition filed pursuant to Section 1773.4 of the Labor Code shall contain and separately state the following:

(1) The name, address, telephone number and job title of:

(A) the person filing the petition;

(B) the person verifying the petition, if different from the person filing;

(C) if applicable, petitioner's attorney or authorized representative.

(2) Whether the petitioner is an awarding body, a prospective bidder, or the representative of one or more crafts, classifications or types of workers involved in the public works contract;

(3) The nature of petitioner's business, if a prospective bidder, and a designation of each craft, classification, or type of worker represented, or types of workers involved in the public works project.

(4) (A) the official name of the awarding body;

(B) the date on which the call for bids was first published;

(C) the name and location of the newspaper in which such publication was made. An accurate copy of the call for bids as published shall be attached to the petition.

(5) If petitioner is an awarding body which is a department, board, authority or political subdivision other than a county, city and county, city, township, or regional district, the awarding body shall describe the parent or principal organization of which it is a part, and shall specify the statutory authority for undertaking public works.

(6) If the petitioner is a prospective bidder, then the parent or subsidiary corporations or associations related to such craft, classification or type of work, if any, shall be specified.

(7) The manner in which the wage rate determined by the Director fails to comply with the provisions of Labor Code Section 1773.

(A) Every petition asserting that the applicable prevailing rate for one or more crafts, classifications or types of workers needed to execute a contract is different from that ascertained by the Director shall set forth the rate the petitioner claims to be correct for each disputed rate, together with specific reference to particular facts providing the basis for such claim.

1. Whenever such facts relate to a particular employer of such crafts, classifications, or types of workers, the facts stated must identify the employer by name and address and give the number of workers involved.

2. Whenever such facts relate to an applicable collective bargaining agreement which the petitioner alleges was not considered by the Director pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, a copy of the agreement, if not already filed with the Director, should be filed concurrently with the petition in the manner provided in Section 16200(a)(1) of these regulations.

3. Whenever such facts relate to rates actually paid on public or private projects under construction or recently completed in the locality and in the nearest labor market area, the facts stated should include all of the items of information enumerated in Section 16200(e) of these regulations.

(B) Every petition asserting that the Director has failed to ascertain and consider all applicable rates required to be considered by it shall specifically state in the petition which rates have not been considered by the Director.

(C) Where rates ascertained by the Director are the same as the applicable rates established by the collective bargaining agreement and rates of pay determined for federal public works within the locality and the nearest labor market area where the public work is performed, the petition shall specifically describe the manner and extent to which such rates do not constitute the rates actually prevailing in the locality where the public work is to be performed, and shall set forth and fully identify the existence of any rates asserted by petitioner to be prevailing in the locality and relied upon in support of the petition.

(d) Filing Copy With Awarding Body. If the petitioner is not an awarding body, the petitioner may concurrently with the filing of the original petition, or otherwise shall within two days thereafter, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, file a copy of the petition with the awarding body and not later than five days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after the filing of the original petition, the petitioner shall file with the Chief of DLSR an affidavit of the filing with the awarding body. The Director may waive this requirement upon receipt of written confirmation, including a copy of such notification by the petitioner.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1773.5, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 1773, 1773.1, 1773.4, 1773.5, 1773.8 and 1776, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 2-20-92; operative 3-23-92 (Register 92, No. 13).

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