Feds revisit Davis-Bacon prevailing wage math, calculation methods

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor; Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff The Labor Department Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will soon open a public comment period for its formal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations” (DBRA). Regulatory changes outlined will improve WHD’s ability to administer and enforce DBRA labor standards on federally funded…

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Feds speed access to Davis-Bacon prevailing wage data

Sources: Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division; National Electrical Contractors Association, Bethesda, Md. 

The Labor Department is launching https://beta.sam.gov to succeed the www.WDOL.gov website for wage determination data under the Davis-Bacon Act, plus Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) guidelines. Features of the new site include:

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Court upholds California prevailing wage mandate for mixer truck drivers

Sources: International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Washington, D.C.; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles; CP staff

IBT Joint Council 7 is commending a federal appellate court decision upholding the constitutionality of California Assembly Bill 219 (A.B. 219), which amends state labor code to include mixer truck drivers among workers protected by prevailing wage laws for public works projects. 

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Hearing calls for infrastructure outlays, GOP budget hawks target Davis-Bacon

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) have introduced companion bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to repeal Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements in federally funded highway construction.

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California surprise: Public works ready-mix delivery subject to prevailing wage

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Many of us in the California construction industry spent time this fall with one eye on the capital, Sacramento, hoping our legislators would at long last address the state’s crumbling highways, roads and bridges. Editorial boards, local agencies, citizen groups and construction industry and union leaders alike pressed for additional funding to improve our infrastructure.

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