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DOL Announces Four Free Conferences on Prevailing Wage Requirements

June 15, 2012 Written by: Written by Mike Rogers, Chief Compliance Officer

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will host four free conferences this summer to cover the rules concerning prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the labor standards provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

In announcing the conferences, Nancy J. Leppink, deputy administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, said, “The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that all of our stakeholders – contractors, contracting officials, unions, workers and other interested parties – understand and are in compliance with the wage and fringe benefit requirements that apply to federal and federally assisted contracts. We are pleased to provide the contracting community with these free prevailing wage conferences that are a key component of the Wage and Hour Division’s ongoing effort to foster good jobs through increased awareness and enhanced compliance of federal prevailing wage requirements.”

The conferences will be held in these cities on the dates indicated:

Los Angeles, CA July 24-26

Miami, FL July 31-August 2

Philadelphia, PA July 10-12

Seattle, WA August 7-9

To attend one of the conferences, send an email to that includes the participant’s name, title, organization and email address, as well as the location of the conference you wish to attend. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. Once your request has been received, a Labor Department representative will follow up to let you know whether your request can be accommodated.

For more information regarding the upcoming prevailing wage conferences, as well as information on the DBA, SCA and the Recovery Act, visit or call the Wage and Hour Division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE(487-9243).