The Department of Labor has announced workshops for existing and potential federal contractors to educate them on the regulations concerning prevailing wages.

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it will be offering online seminars throughout 2024 to educate contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers, and other stakeholders on the standards for paying prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

These seminars, organized by the Wage and Hour Division, are part of their efforts to increase awareness and improve compliance with prevailing wage laws. The day-long seminars will cover topics such as the Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, and other related laws. Participants can choose from multiple sessions offered throughout the day. The seminars are currently scheduled for Feb. 27, May 15, and Aug. 29, with any updates being posted on the prevailing wage seminar webpage. The webpage also includes a video library covering additional topics.

According to Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman, prevailing wage laws are crucial in ensuring that workers on federally funded projects receive fair wages and benefits. With the Biden-Harris administration’s focus on investing in infrastructure, the Wage and Hour Division sees this as an opportunity to educate employers as they compete for new federal contract opportunities and provide skilled workers with job opportunities in communities across America.

While the seminars are free to attend, registration is required. Participants will receive additional information, including links to the sessions for each date, after registering. This initiative by the U.S. Department of Labor aims to promote fair and ethical practices in federally funded construction and service contracts, ultimately benefiting both workers and employers.  

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