Labor Compliance

Gafcon, Inc. has managed over $5B in Labor Compliance Programs (LCPs) for diverse clientele throughout California.

Labor law is a complex and ever-changing landscape. From education to entertainment, affordable housing to public works, your project requires an experienced and knowledgeable labor relations team—one that keeps the pulse of federal, state, and local requirements to help you navigate a constantly evolving field. Using proven and sound methodologies, we commit to delivering results and investing in your success.

As one of California’s first State-Approved Labor Compliance Programs, Gafcon, Inc. has amassed years of lessons-learned. We have a deep understanding of the nuances of prevailing wage enforcement. This enables Gafcon, Inc. to craft and implement a proactive approach to meeting your compliance needs. The Gafcon Way mitigates risk by ensuring contractors know the rules and regulations prior to starting work on the project.

Creating value for our clients and our communities is a vital component of Gafcon, Inc.’s purpose. When you partner with Gafcon, Inc., you receive the collective knowledge of industry experts who have relevant and critical experience delivering labor consulting services as a collaborative partner—focused on delivering long-term solutions that leave a lasting, positive impact on your organization.

Our Services Include:

  • Labor compliance program management, design, implementation, and enforcement
  • Project labor agreement/project stabilization agreement management
  • Skilled and trained workforce monitoring and compliance
  • Disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) commercially useful function auditing and reporting
  • Workforce demographics monitoring and reporting
  • Workforce participation monitoring and reporting
  • Community outreach
  • Contractor outreach
  • Equal employment opportunity monitoring and reporting
  • Small, minority, women, disadvantaged, and disabled veteran business enterprise participation outreach
  • SBX 2-9 compliance


For labor relations inquiries, please contact Lizette Rodriguez

Lizette Rodriguez
Director of Labor Relations

Project Labor Agreement

A Project Labor Agreement, more commonly referred to as a PLA, is becoming more and more common in Southern California and you need a firm that has the experience to manage your agreement to ensure the successful delivery of your project. Gafcon, Inc. has managed over $1B of construction projects that are subject to a PLA for both public and private owners, so we understand what it takes to make the agreement and the project a success.

From negotiations and implementation to the management of the agreement, Gafcon, Inc. is a partner with all parties involved. Our experience within the labor compliance field has provided us a keen understanding of trades and their applicable duties, allowing us to effectively work with trade representatives to head off any issues before they arise.

We approach PLA compliance the same way we do services: with clear, honest, and open communication and a drive to work as a team with all stakeholders to deliver the project on time with no hindrances.

Skilled and Trained

Understanding the ever-changing skilled and trained legislation can be overwhelming, and ensuring compliance can be extremely difficult. Contractors at all tiers are required to have a certain percentage of their journeymen be graduates of state-approved apprenticeship programs. Therefore, it is imperative to closely monitor the prime contractor on your project, as well as their subcontractors. Gafcon, Inc. has experience designing, implementing, and enforcing skilled and trained programs throughout the state, and we can help you avoid any pitfalls on your upcoming projects.

Local Hire/Outreach and DBE Services

A key component of any successful construction project is the support and participation from the local businesses and residents. Utilizing local contractors and community residents fosters a socio-economically strong community and a strong local support of the project.

Having worked on a variety of projects in communities all over California, Gafcon, Inc. understands and embraces the importance of community buy-in and participation. Gafcon, Inc. works with owners, contractors, and local community groups to create, champion, and track a program for local hire and local participation. Using our experience in creating and managing local hire/outreach programs, we will assist you in ensuring that you meet your goals.

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