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
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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