U.S. Department of Labor Offers Free Conferences on Prevailing Wage



The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has announced that they will host four free conferences throughout the United States to provide information on the rules concerning prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), McNamara-O’hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the labor standards provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


“The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that all of our stakeholders-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 Nancy J. Leppink, deputy  administrator of the Wage and Hour Division.  ”We are pleased to provide the contracting community with these free prevailing wage conferences that are 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.”


Conference Location and Dates:


Los Angeles, CA:      July 24-26

Miami, FL:                  July 31-August 2

Philadelphia, PA:     July 10-12

Seattle, WA:               August 7-9


In order to attend one of the conferences, send an email to whdpwc@dol.gov that includes the participants name, title, organization, and email address, as well as the specific location of the conference the participant will be attending.  The conferences are free of charge; however, space is limited.  After the email is received, a Department of Labor employee will let you know if the request can be accommodated.