WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Wage and Hour Division will offer online seminars throughout 2024 for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders on the requirements for paying prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.Part of the division’s effort to increase awareness and improve compliance, each day-long seminar will include sessions on the Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act and other related topics. Participants can choose among the sessions offered throughout the day. The seminars are scheduled for Feb. 27, May 15 and Aug. 29. Any updates will be posted on the prevailing wage seminar webpage, which includes a video library covering additional topics.“Prevailing wage laws empower workers by ensuring that construction and service jobs on federally funded projects across the country are good jobs with fair wages and benefits,” said Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman. “The Biden-Harris administration’s historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure provide the Wage and Hour Division an opportunity to educate employers as they compete for new federal contract opportunities that put skilled employees to work in communities across America.” While seminar attendance is free, registration is required. Additional information, including links to the sessions for each date, will be provided to participants after registration.
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