U.S. Labor Department Conducting Survey of Workers’ Wages on Alabama Highway Construction Projects
ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a statewide survey of wages paid to workers in Alabama on all active highway construction projects to establish prevailing wage rates required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.
The agency is seeking data from employers on wages paid to highway construction workers throughout the state from Aug. 1, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2017. This survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects.
“An accurate and complete wage determination that reflects the wages and fringe benefits being paid to construction workers where the work is performed helps ensure workers receive the proper wages and benefits,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Wayne Kotowski. “We can only accomplish this with full participation of employers in the Alabama construction industry.”
Without significant employer participation, wage rates may not reflect actual wages or create incomplete wage determinations, which lead to more requests for further classifications.
Notification letters and “WD-10” data collection forms are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division by mid-August. Data must be postmarked by Dec. 15, 2017, to be included in the survey. Click here to complete the survey electronically.
You do not need to receive a letter to answer the survey. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Kim Chu at (678) 237-0488.