DOL Seal - Link to DOL Home Page

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Press Releases

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 14-690-DAL

Date: 

May 1, 2014

Contact: 

Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez

Phone: 

972-850-4710 or 972-850-4709

US Department of Labor offers free seminar on prevailing wage requirements for federal and federally assisted construction and service contracts

Seminar to be held in Houston, May 7-9, 2014

HOUSTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will host a free three-day compliance seminar for federal contractors, unions and employees to provide information on the rules governing prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act, the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act  and Executive Order 13495  wage rules for nondisplacement of qualified workers. The seminar will be held May 7-9 at the Houston Astros Baseball Club, Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston.

“The department is committed to ensuring that all contractors, contracting officials, unions, workers and other interested parties understand and are in compliance with the wage and fringe benefit requirements that apply to federal and federally assisted contracts,” said Cynthia Watson, regional administrator for the Wage and Hour Division in the Southwest. “We are pleased to provide the contracting community with this prevailing wage seminar, a key component of the Wage and Hour Division’s ongoing effort to foster good jobs through increased awareness and enhanced compliance of federal prevailing wage requirements.”

Registration for the seminar is required and can be completed by sending an email to whdpws@dol.gov that includes the participant’s name, title, organization and email address. An email will be sent to confirm registration.

For more information regarding the upcoming prevailing wage seminars, as well as information on the DBA and SCA, visit www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts or call the Wage and Hour Division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243).

###


U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request. Please specify which news release when placing your request at (202) 693-7828 or TTY (202) 693-7755. The Labor Department is committed to providing America’s employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit www.dol.gov/compliance.