Davis-Bacon Compliance

We help contracting agencies monitor and enforce construction contractor compliance with the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

Contractors and subcontractors must comply with the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and other federal labor standards for most federally funded construction projects. Under these requirements, contractors and subcontractors must properly classify workers, pay workers no less than prevailing wages, follow regulations for employee deductions, pay overtime at time and one half, submit weekly certified payrolls to the contracting agency, and maintain required job site postings. Contractors and subcontractors must also be eligible to work on federally funded projects.

 

The contracting agency that has the contract with the general contractor is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance. The agency's Labor Compliance Officer is tasked with this responsibility. ARTOVIA is available to serve as your agency's Labor Compliance Officer or to supplement your labor compliance team.

 

​Prior to construction, we help you ensure the correct wage determination and labor compliance provisions are included in the construction contract documents and we inform contractors of their responsibilities for compliance. During construction, we monitor contractors and subcontractors to ensure they are complying with the DBRA and federal labor standards and provide on-going technical assistance to them. This is particularly valuable when contractors have limited labor standards experience or limited staff. We notify contractors of any non-compliance issues and ensure they are quickly addressed. We employ internal checklists and standard operating procedures to help ensure that non-compliance items are identified and addressed as quickly as possible.

Misclassification of construction workers on certified payrolls is certainly a common issue and can cost workers thousands of dollars in lost wages and benefits if they are not detected during monitoring. With our expertise in both labor standards and many types of construction, we can readily identify misclassifications and ensure that workers are quickly paid restitution for the actual classification of work they performed.

We work with all types of DBRA construction projects that are funded from a variety of federal sources such as HUD, EPA, USDOT, DOE, and Department of Defense among others.

Services​

  • Selection of proper prevailing wage determination

  • Incorporation of labor provisions into bid and construction documents

  • Verification of contractor eligibility to work on federal programs

  • Assistance with labor standards at pre-construction meetings

  • Review weekly certified payrolls and provide compliance reports with corrective action needed

  • Review corrected payrolls and confirm restitution

  • Manage requests for additional classifications

  • Compare payrolls against inspection reports

  • Overtime compliance

  • Apprenticeship/trainee program verifications

  • On-site labor interviews and verification of postings

  • Technical assistance

  • Record keeping and reporting

We will help you keep up with regulatory changes

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