Updates proposed for Davis-Bacon prevailing-wage law

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Labor Department is proposing comprehensive updates to the Davis-Bacon Act. The changes would speed up prevailing wage updates, improve efficiency, and ensure prevailing-wage rates keep up with actual wages, according to the department.

“Updating these regulations will ensure workers on federal projects are being paid fairly and help contractors recruit and retain skilled workers,” a Labor Department statement reads. Learn more about the proposed changes here.