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15 Apr, 2022

The Department of Labor is Updating Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Regulations

2022-04-09T11:25:20-05:00April 15th, 2022|Construction Contractor Advisor, Davis Bacon Act, Federal Construction Projects|

Last month, the US Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the Davis-Bacon wage regulations.  Specifically, the Department proposes to amend regulations issued under the Davis-Bacon that set forth rules for the pre-determination of Davis-Bacon wage rates. The Davis-Bacon Act, created in 1931, requires contractors and subcontractors working on federally funded projects to pay employees locally prevailing wages and benefits.  At present, Davis-Bacon wages are required [...]

23 Mar, 2015

Improper Classification Under Davis Bacon Can Be Costly

2018-04-23T23:55:11-05:00March 23rd, 2015|Construction Contractor Advisor, Davis Bacon Act|

The Department of Labor announced late last year that it had recovered nearly $2 million in back wages and fringe benefits from a subcontractor that provided constructions services at the federally funded Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in the Nevada desert. This was not a failure to pay Davis Bacon wages, but a failure to properly classify laborers on the project. The DOL determined that the laborers should have been [...]

31 Jan, 2012

Davis Bacon Basics

2012-01-31T16:07:40-06:00January 31st, 2012|Davis Bacon Act, Department of Labor|

With governmental projects continuing to be a major source of business in these tough times, it is important to keep in mind Davis Bacon wage requirements. If you don’t, you can be assured that the Department of Labor will come knocking on your door. Here are a few pointers on paying Davis Bacon wages: The Davis Bacon Act requires you to pay your employees a minimum Davis-Bacon wage. The wage [...]

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