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Prevailing Wage Law: An Understanding of the Davis-Bacon Act

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Failure to comply with the Davis-Bacon Act can have dire consequences - make sure you are compliant.This topic will provide valuable insight into recent changes to and developments with the federal prevailing wage law (Davis Bacon & Related Acts - DBRA). Prevailing wage requirements can be nuanced and confusing. Unfortunately, seemingly minor missteps can lead to substantial and crippling liability. Learn sensible strategies to limit liability and increase competitiveness when bidding prevailing wage projects. Our speaker has substantial real-world experience defending companies during prevailing wage audits and litigation under the DBRA. In addition, our speaker's active involvement with legislation and enforcement developments allow him to offer key insights to unique issues and difficulties facing contractors. Enter the bidding season with confidence and the know-how to bid, secure, and perform on prevailing wage projects in full compliance with the law.


Jeffrey A. Risch, Esq., SmithAmundsen LLC


Overview of the Federal Prevailing Wage Law

• Covered Projects

• Notice Requirements

• Pay and Overtime Requirements

• Fringe Benefit Requirements

• Establishing Job Classifications and Pay Rates for the Duration of the Project

• Recordkeeping

• Enforcement

Enforcement Practices

• Historic and Current Enforcement Practices (Especially Under the Biden Administration)

• Annualization of Fringe Benefits

• General Guidelines to Know and Note

• Key Case Law Updates

Interplay With State Prevailing Wage Requirements

• General Overview of State Requirements

• How to Know If State or Federal Law Applies

• Key Differences Between State and Federal Prevailing Wage Laws

  1. S. Department of Labor Audits
  2. • General Overview

    • How to Limit Liability During Audits

    • Technical Compliance Issues

    • Potential Liabilities

    Questions and Answers