U.S. Department of Labor Holds Seminar on Prevailing Wage Requirements for Employers Seeking Federal Construction and Service Contracts

Kansas City, MO - - (April 18, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) opened registration for a comprehensive compliance seminar for federal contractors, unions, and workers on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.

WHD will hold the training on June 12-14 at the Holiday Inn-Country Club Plaza, One E 45th St., in Kansas City.

The three-day Prevailing Wage Seminar covers how to comply with the wage and fringe benefit requirements that apply to federal contracts and federally assisted contracts. The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) will be discussed to familiarize those seeking federal contractors with how to obtain wage determinations and add classifications, comply with wage rules for non-displacement of qualified workers, establish a minimum wage for contractors, and if necessary, appeal wage rates.

“The training is 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,” said Ruben Rosalez, acting Wage and Hour Administrator in Chicago.

Seminar attendees should check-in from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on June 12. The program begins each day at 9 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; the program will end at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Registration can be completed through the online link at Prevailing Wage Seminar- Kansas City Registration .

For more information on the DBRA, SCA, and other federal wage laws related to government contracts administered by the Wage and Hour Division, call the Department’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) or visit the agency’s website at http://dol.gov/whd .