USDOL to offer online seminars on prevailing wage requirements

Agency seeks to increase awareness of requirements related to federal contracts
Department Of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will begin offering online seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions and workers on the requirements for paying prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

According to the agency, which said the seminars are part of its effort to increase awareness and improve compliance, the seminars will include recorded training videos on a variety of Davis-Bacon Act and Service Contract Act topics that participants can view on demand. The division will then offer live Q&A sessions to provide additional information.

Q&A sessions on compliance issues related to the Davis-Bacon Pact will be offered June 27 and Sept. 13. The Service Contract Act Q&A sessions will be June 28 and Sept. 14.

“Prevailing wage laws are key to ensuring that construction and service jobs are good jobs and that workers on federally funded projects across the country are paid fair wages and benefits,” said Principal Deputy Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman. “Recent investments in our nation’s infrastructure offer us a great opportunity to educate employers so they can compete for new federal contract opportunities and put skilled employees to work in their communities.”

While seminar attendance is free, registration is required. Additional information, including the links to pre-recorded video trainings and virtual Q&A sessions, will be provided to participants after registration.

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