News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Online Prevailing Wage Seminars In September for Employers, Workers and Other Stakeholders

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced today that it is offering online seminars in September to provide compliance assistance on the legal requirements to pay prevailing wages on federal and federally funded contracts for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders. The events are part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness among and improve compliance by employers with federal and federally funded contracts.

The multi-part seminars will offer participants self-paced learning with video overviews of topics such as the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), followed by live question-and-answer sessions with WHD representatives who will respond to questions and lead discussions on relevant topics. Interested participants should register in advance and complete the self-paced portion of the training before attending a live session. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

“The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is committed to providing useful information to help employers understand their legal responsibilities as federal contractors to pay prevailing wages and ensure workers are paid the wages they’ve earned,” said Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton. “These seminars give us the opportunity to reach a large number of stakeholders in an effective manner. We encourage employers and other stakeholders to participate in these events and to use our many tools on wage and hour compliance.”

WHD will offer the live portion of the DBRA seminar on prevailing wage requirements on federal and federally funded construction contracts from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 9 and 15, 2020. Register for one of these sessions.

The live portion of the SCA seminar on prevailing wage requirements for contractors performing services on federal contracts will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10 and 16, 2020. Register for one of these sessions.

For more information on the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act and other federal wage laws related to government contracts administered by the WHD, please call the Department’s toll-free helpline at 1-866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) or visit the WHD website at dol.gov/agencies/whd.

WHD’s mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation’s workforce. WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Service Contract Act and other laws applicable to federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Agency
Wage and Hour Division
Date
August 4, 2020
Release Number
20-1435-NAT
Contact: Grant Vaught
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