DOL Promotes ‘Safety’ of Industry Workers’ Wages, Employer Compliance During National Construction Safety Week
In support of National Construction Safety Week, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced new compliance assistance materials and a web page to help construction employees and employers understand Davis-Bacon Act worker protections for projects created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Jessica Looman, Acting WHD Administrator, noted that “we depend on construction industry workers to help us realize the promise and benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Many work long hours in difficult conditions, and we owe it to them to ensure that their jobs are good and that employers pay them fair wages and benefits.”
The new compliance assistance materials include a toolkit in English and Spanish to help construction workers understand their rights and inform employers about their legal obligations.
Additionally, the WHD is inviting all Federal construction industry contractors, workers, and other stakeholders to an online forum on wage compliance and other relative issues, which will take place on May 17th and 18th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm CDT. Attendance for The “Build Back Better in Compliance” forum is free, but registration is required ahead of time.