Prevailing Wage Plan: Employee Success Story #2

Prevailing Wage Plan: Employee Success Story #2

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!

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Cash is Not King with Benefits

Cash is Not King with Benefits

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”.

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Reduce Your Labor/Payroll Burden in 2018

Reduce Your Labor/Payroll Burden in 2018

When contractors choose to pay the fringe benefit requirement as additional cash wages they are increasing their cost for payroll tax, workers compensation premiums and possibly liability insurance premiums.  These additional payroll related burdens have an enormous effect on bottom line profits.

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Pay for Training With Prevailing Wage Fringes

Pay for Training With Prevailing Wage Fringes

Virtually any type of job related training, including apprentice training and safety training are considered bona fide benefits and therefore can be used to help meet the fringe benefit obligation of the Davis-Bacon Act or state prevailing wage laws.

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Dipping Your Toe in the Water

Dipping Your Toe in the Water

We continually talk with construction companies about the advantages of shifting prevailing wage fringe benefits out of payroll and into bona fide benefit programs like the DirectAdvisors Trust. Although this often makes tremendous financial sense for construction companies and their employees, the transition can be difficult when employees are accustomed to having that money paid as wages.

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