What Is The Davis Bacon Act Wage For Landscaping Maintenance?

What Is Davis-Bacon?

5 Facts on Davis-Bacon Wages Every Contractor Needs to Know

Davis Bacon Wage Act explained along with example forms – Eric Coffie

Frequently Asked Questions

Is maintenance work subject to prevailing wage?

The general rule is that workers on public projects of more than $1,000 use be paid at least the prevailing rate of per diem wages. ... Maintenance work can be subject to prevailing wage regulation, subject to some exceptions.

What is Davis-Bacon prevailing wages?

The 1931 Davis-Bacon Act requires the payment of prevailing wage rates to all labors and mechanics on Federal or Federally assisted construction contracts. Overall program responsibilities are administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

What is included in Davis-Bacon wages?

Davis-Bacon generally applies to contracts in excess of $2,000 to which the U.S. government or District of Columbia is a party. It includes construction, alteration or repair of public buildings and public works.

What is included in Davis-Bacon fringe benefits?

Under the Davis-Bacon Act, fringe benefits are paid for all hours worked, including overtime. However, cash payments of the fringe are not included in the base rate when calculating the overtime rate (one and one half the base rate). ... The list of pitfalls doesn't end with overtime.

How does the Davis Bacon Act apply to construction?

If a construction project is funded or assisted under more than one Federal statute, the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions may apply to the project if any of the applicable statutes requires payment of Davis-Bacon wage rates. The geographic scope of the Davis-Bacon Act is limited, by its terms, to the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

Where can I find the Davis Bacon wage rate determination?

The Davis Bacon Act mandates that all Federal Government construction contracts and the contracts for federally assisted construction over $2000 must contain the appropriate Davis-Bacon Wage determination. The current wage rates can be searched at this web site http://www.wdol.gov/* (formerly http://www.access.gpo.gov/davisbacon/index.html*)

When was the Little Davis Bacon Act passed?

Congress passed this act and President Herbert Hoover signed it into law on March 3, 1931. It establishes a minimum payment on public works projects for laborers and mechanics. It prevents undermining of local wages and living standards by government-funded projects. “Little Davis-Bacon Acts” also exist in 32 states.

Is the Davis Bacon Act applicable to Guam?

For example, Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions would apply to a construction contract located in Guam or the Virgin Islands funded under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, even though the Davis-Bacon Act itself does not apply to Federal construction contracts to be performed outside the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

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