Labor rates shown here are current Davis-Bacon labor rates for all 50 states. These will help you determine wage rates for your estimates and bids - especially for publicly-funded projects where the payment of locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits are required by law. Read More »
On October 13, 2013, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed several new bills amending prevailing wage statutes. The bill that may have the most significant impact on contractors is Assembly Bill 1336, which extends the period for the California Labor Commissioner and joint labor management committees to enforce the Prevailing Wage statutes from 180 days to 18 months after either the filing of a notice of completion or acceptance of a public work by the awarding body. Because prevailing wage violations are joint and contain obligations of both the subcontractor and the general/direct contractor, this extension of the limitations period means that general contractors may find themselves financially liable for prevailing wages long after projects have been closed out. Read More »
"The number of investigations into suspected Davis-Bacon violations rose from 356 in 2008 to 1,357 in 2012." The Obama administration is certainly stepping up enforcement. "The numbers have increased and will continue to increase as long as they have the dollars.” Read More »
Find February, 2014 Davis-Bacon Wages for your area covering 11 major trades - bricklayer, carpenter, electrician, laborer, operator, plumber, plasterer, rod man, roofer, and sheet metal worker. These wages can help you determine wages for your estimates and bids - especially public-funded projects. Read More »
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