Copeland "Anti-Kickback" Act
The Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act generally prohibits federal contractors or subcontractors engaged in building construction or repair from inducing an employee to give up any part of the compensation to which he or she is entitled under his or her employment contract and requires such contractors and subcontractors to submit weekly statements of compliance.
- Employment Law Guide - "Kickbacks" in Federally Funded Construction (Copeland Act) - Describes the basic provisions of the Copeland "Anti-Kickback" Act.
- Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act Compliance Assistance Web Page
Each covered contractor or subcontractor must provide a weekly statement of the wages paid to each of its employees engaged in covered work. The statement shall be executed by the contractor or subcontractor or by an authorized officer or employee of the contractor or subcontractor who supervises the payment of wages and shall be on the “Statement of Compliance” form on the back of WH-347 “Payroll (For Contractors Optional Use”) or on any form with identical wording. Within seven days after the regular pay date for the pay period the statement shall be delivered to a representative of the federal or state agency in charge.
- The Copeland "Anti-Kickback" Act, 40 USC §3145 and 18 USC §874 - The "Anti-Kickback" section of the Act precludes a contractor or subcontractor from inducing an employee to give up any part of the compensation to which he or she is entitled under his or her contract of employment. The Act also require the contractor and subcontractor to submit a weekly statement of the wages paid to each employee performing on covered work during the preceding payroll period.
- 29 CFR Part 3 - Regulations implementing the requirements of the "anti-kickback" section of the Copeland Act.
- Employment Law Guide - Prevailing Wages in Construction Contracts - Describes the coverage and basic requirements of prevailing wages in construction contracts. See also Compliance Assistance By Law - The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).
- Employment Law Guide - Hours and Safety Standards in Construction Contracts - Describes the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) which requires contractors and subcontractors with covered contracts to pay laborers and mechanics employed in the performance of the contracts one and one-half times their basic rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. See also Compliance Assistance By Law - The Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA).
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