Annualization is the one most commonly misunderstood concepts in the Davis-Bacon Act and state prevailing wage laws. However, knowledge about how annualization works, and how it affects a contractors’ financial obligations for benefit plans, is critical for all businesses engaged in public works.
Short-week supplemental unemployment benefits ARE TAXABLE under FICA unless they meet certain IRS requirements
At DirectAdvisors our idea of success includes our clients as well as their employees. This success story focuses on one of our client’s employees. Our mantra has always been win-win! Our strategies and services only work when both the construction company AND their employees win. We are proud to provide this great example of an employee winning!
My entire 27-year career has been centered on helping merit shop construction companies design and administer employee benefit plans compliant with prevailing wage regulations and I am still astounded when I hear that a contactor chooses to pay required fringe benefit contributions as cash wages rather than benefits because “that is what employees want”.