Statutory requirements regarding certified payroll records on public works projects were recently amended to allow contractors to keep the records in an electronic format. Previously, Labor Code section 1776 required that contractors submit certified payroll records on forms provided by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Pursuant to SB 759, section 1776 was amended to allow certified payroll records to consist of “printouts of payroll data that are maintained as computer records” if the printouts contain the same information as the forms provided by the DLSE. This change went into effect on January 1, 2006, and should make the management of certified payroll records easier for contractors.