Bloomberg Law
Dec. 6, 2021, 10:15 AM

Wage Rule Aimed at Federal Infrastructure Projects Nears Release

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The U.S. Department of Labor has asked the White House to review a regulatory proposal that could affect the billions of dollars in new infrastructure projects Congress has approved.

The proposed rule would update the Davis-Bacon Act, a 1931 law requiring workers on federally funded construction projects to receive wages and benefits on par with similar local jobs.

Building trades unions, who have long complained about how Davis-Bacon has been administered and enforced, covet the regulation.

Details of the regulation’s scope have been kept under wraps, but the final version could redefine how employers determine what constitutes the “prevailing ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.