Prevailing Wages

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Davis-Bacon Wages/Prevailing Wages

The Davis-Bacon Act as amended, requires that each contract over $2000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a party for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works shall contain a clause setting forth the minimum wages to be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics employed under the contract.

Under the provisions of the Act, contractors or their subcontractors are to pay workers employed directly upon the site of the work no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits paid on projects of a similar character. The Davis-Bacon Act directs the Secretary of Labor to determine local prevailing wage rates.

Davis-Bacon wage determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor may be viewed at www.access.gpo.gov/davisbacon/. Questions regarding Davis-Bacon and Related Acts may be emailed to dbra-faqs@fenix2.dol-esa.gov.

For information regarding Davis-Bacon Wages, contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 866-487-9243.


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