The Associated General Contractors of America announced this week that the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Divison (WHD) recently provided two video presentations regarding the Davis-Bacon Act. One presentation, titled Davis-Bacon Wage Survey Process, explains how Davis-Bacon Wages are established and gives insight into the importance of participating in the wage survey. The other, Completing WD-10, shows the process of completing the wage survey form.
The Davis-Bacon Act and related acts, first established in 1931, states that contractors and subcontractors working on contracts worth more than $2,000 in which the U.S. is a partner must pay workers employed on the site no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits paid on similar projects in the area. The US Secretary of Labor determines the local prevailing wage rates based on the WD-10 survey completed by contractors each year.