On January 1, 2016 new laws went into effect in California that benefit workers while giving a new challenge to employers in the state. A new provision of law AB219 that is going into effect is going to benefit drivers who haul ready-mix concrete.
The National Law Review's Tiffany L. Koeing takes a look at this law and explains exactly how it is going to benefit these drivers:
Prevailing wage laws require that workers on publicly funded projects be paid at the rate most tradesmen are paid in their geographic area, thus eliminating an incentive for bidders to underpay. In California, the laws cover a host of specialties from asbestos laborers to tree pruners. AB219 now adds to the mix drivers who haul ready-mix concrete.