WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Wage and Hour Division will offer online seminars 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, 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 will be offered as follows:
Davis-Bacon: March 8, June 27 and Sept. 13
Service Contract Act: March 9, 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. “In light of recent investments in our nation’s infrastructure, we see 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.
For more information on the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, and other federal wage laws, please call the department’s toll-free helpline at 1-866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) or visit https://dol.gov/agencies/whd.