In order to increase awareness and improve compliance with federal prevailing wage requirements, the US Department of Labor is offering online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other interested parties on the requirements governing payment of prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.
The seminars will be presented by the Wage and Hour Division and will include video training on topics regarding the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts as well as the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act. Participants will be able to view recorded videos on demand, however there will be live, online question and answer sessions on compliance with the Davis-Bacon act on Tuesday, September 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EDT, and on the McNamara-O’Hara Act at the same time on Wednesday, September 14.
It’s free to attend, however, registration is required. Click here to register to attend the Prevailing Wage seminar. By registering, you’ll receive links to video training as well as dates for future Q&A sessions.
“With the Biden-Harris administration’s unprecedented investments in the nation’s infrastructure, the Wage and Hour Division wants to ensure that employers understand the importance of compliance with the Davis-Bacon and Service Contract acts and other laws we enforce,” said Principal Deputy Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman. “Our efforts are intended to help create good jobs and support responsible employers by providing useful opportunities for contractors, workers and contracting agencies to understand the laws that govern wages and benefits on federal contracts better.”
The Davis-Bacon Act directs the Department of Labor to determine locally prevailing wage rates for projects involving contractors and subcontractors performing work on federal or District of Columbia contracts. The McNamara-O’Hara Act is designed to ensure that fair wages for workers when the government buys services from private contractors.
US Department of Labor offers prevailing wage compliance seminars for federal contractors, contracting agencies, unions, workers | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)