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News Release

US Department of Labor to offer compliance seminar on prevailing wage requirements for federal construction and service contracts

Seminar to be held in Chicago, April 1-3, 2014

CHICAGO — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will offer a comprehensive compliance seminar for federal contractors, unions and employees to provide information on the rules governing prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act, McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act and Executive Order 13495 wage rules for nondisplacement of qualified workers. The seminar will be held April 1 through April 3 at the Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive in Chicago.

"The department is committed to ensuring that all of our stakeholders — contractors, contracting officials, unions, workers and others — understand and comply with the wage and fringe benefit requirements that apply to federal and federally assisted contracts," said Karen Chaikin, Midwest regional administrator for the Wage and Hour Division. "We are pleased to provide the contracting community with this free prevailing wage seminar that is 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."

Check-in for the conference will be from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on April 1, with the program running from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 2 and April 3.

There is no fee to attend the seminar; however, preregistration is required. Registration can be completed by sending an email to that includes the participant's name, title, organization and email address. An email will be sent to confirm registration.

For more information on DRBA, SCA and other federal wage laws related to government contracts administered by the Wage and Hour Division, call the department's toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) or visit the agency's website at

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March 4, 2014
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