Although many roofing contractors perform work on federal
government construction projects that require payment for
prevailing wages, many roofing contractors are unaware of where the
requirement originates and their rights according to the law.
The Davis-Bacon Act requires the payment of prevailing wage
rates, which are determined by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL),
to all laborers and mechanics who work on federal government
construction projects in excess of $2,000. The purpose of the
Davis-Bacon Act is to protect local wage standards and give local
laborers and contractors a fair opportunity to participate in
federal projects by preventing contractors from basing their bids
on wages lower than those prevailing in the area. Each contract
subject to Davis-Bacon labor standards must contain labor standards
clauses and a Davis-Bacon wage determination.
Following are the most common questions asked by roofing
contractors performing work on federal government construction
projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act.
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