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Bill Reintroduced that Would Give Department of Labor Authority to Manage Payments of Back Wages

The Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act (H.R. 2747) was reintroduced to the House of Representatives by Rep. Tim Walberg (R – MI) on Friday, July 19th, 2013.  If enacted, the bill would consolidate enforcement and administrative claim processing under the Davis-Bacon Act and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act with … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Reaffirms Preemptive Scope Of The Davis-Bacon Act

Last week the Second Circuit issued an opinion reaffirming that the Davis-Bacon Act preempts state law claims by workers to enforce prevailing wage rates as third-party beneficiaries to a contract.  Congress enacted the Davis-Bacon Act during the Great Depression to provide minimum wages for laborers working under federal construction contracts.  The Act requires contractors to … Continue Reading
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