Move Prevailing Wage Dollars Out of Payroll and Reduce Associated Costs
By constructing a bona fide fringe benefit plan, you’ll increase profits. Submit more competitive bids. Build employee loyalty.
DirectAdvisors maintains a thorough understanding of the laws governing prevailing wage in the construction industry.
Find out how DirectAdvisors can help you design and administer a bona fide benefit plan that meets federal and state contract compliance requirements.
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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”.
Once Upon A Time, a long, long time ago, a Northern California labor union and its participating employers established a “Pension Fund” to provide retirement benefits to union members and their beneficiaries. The Pension Fund was an employee benefit plan subject to ERISA.
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.