The Wage and Hour division released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which was developed after the public comment period.
This is the most comprehensive review of DBRA in 40 years and addresses many of the issues that our unions are dealing with. The proposed changes would impact 71 DBRA laws applicable to federal and federally assisted construction projects that require the payment of locally prevailing wage rates for 1.2 million U.S. construction workers.
Proposed changes include:
Our wage compliance and government relations teams are reviewing the 432-page NPRM document and noting the changes that apply to the types of projects that our clients work on, as well as changes to wage surveys and enforcement. The DOL has opened the public comment period which will run through May 17, and we are working with clients to develop effective comment messages that support their specific needs and goals regarding the proposed changes.
We are also monitoring DOL communications regarding timelines for comments, revisions and implementation, and will continue to share relevant information with our clients.