FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Davis-Bacon Act?
The Davis-Bacon Act, approved March 3, 1931 with amendments in 1935 and 1964, requires that the local prevailing wage be paid on all federally-funded construction contracts exceeding $2,000. Passed during the Great Depression when unemployment was extremely high, and 60% of all construction projects were federally-funded, the act was intended to preserve wages and local jobs. Opponents of Davis-Bacon say that it inflates the price of federal contracts, meaning fewer positions overall. Supporters, however, claim that the act maintains fair labor practices and ensures local employment from construction contracts.
What is meant by "construction or renovation?"
The Department of Labor regulations define the terms very broadly to include all types of work on a particular building or work at a building site. Included within the meaning of the phrase "construction, prosecution, completion or repair": altering, remodeling, and installation at the work site of items fabricated off the site; painting and decorating; manufacturing or furnishing and transportation between the actual construction location and a facility which is dedicated to such construction and deemed a part of the work. The "site of the work" does not include the permanent home offices of the contractor or subcontractor.
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