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    Why We Should All Care About Prevailing Wages: Part 2

    Season’s Greetings! And welcome to the second installment of a series of blogs delving into one of the construction industry’s longest running philosophical questions: Why should we care about prevailing wages? Yes, the realm of labor compliance can seem daunting. And yes, newcomers can feel overwhelmed. Hell, even seasoned professionals with years of experience can […]


    Why We Should All Care About Prevailing Wages

    Anytime there’s big news in the industry we work in, the initial gut reaction for many of us is to think: how does this affect my business or agency? Or how might this impact my job? And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s fairly typical. When Davis-Bacon was thrust back into the spotlight recently with […]


    Why Misclassification is One of the Most Prevalent Issues in Public Works

    It’s been quite the past few months for news in public works. The Treasury Department and the IRS are tag-team releasing new prevailing wage guidance and a Notice of Proposed Rule Making on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). And most recently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL’s) Final Ruling on the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts […]


    The Top 7 Benefits of Web-Based Certified Payroll Applications for Prime Contractors and Public Agencies

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just don’t keep up with public works in general), you’ve probably heard all the noise generated in the last few weeks about the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announcing the largest round of rule updates to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) in nearly 40 years. With […]


    What Davis-Bacon Was… and Still Is

    Amidst all the buzz surrounding the historic updates recently made to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), it’s important to not only focus on what it has become, but also recount what it was (and still is – even after the changes go into effect this October 2023). Because the reality is, this is huge […]


    USDOL’s Final Rule Changes to DBRA

    After much waiting and anticipation since the notice of proposed rulemaking was first announced over a year ago, it finally happened. Our industry has just experienced the biggest update to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) in almost 40 years. What does this mean? In this blog we’ll highlight some of the most notable changes […]


    Common Mistakes Contractors Make on Davis-Bacon Projects: Part 3

    Welcome back! Or to those who missed Part 1 or Part 2, hello there! You’ve stumbled across the next installment of a series of blogs discussing common mistakes contractors make on prevailing wage projects. Just like each of the previous blogs on the topic, we will begin by reiterating that there truly is no substitute to […]


    The Related Acts of Davis-Bacon

    Warning: Bad joke on the horizon. Buckle up. Why did the carpenter insist on getting paid the prevailing wage? Answer: Because he couldn’t “saw” himself working for anything less! Okay… so it wasn’t just bad – it was really bad. Like ruin-your-morning-cup-of-coffee kind of bad. But – would you like to know what is neither […]


    Common Mistakes Contractors Make on Davis-Bacon Projects: Part 2

    Welcome to Part 2 of a series of blogs covering common mistakes contractors make on prevailing wage projects. Yes, you heard that right – Part 2. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here. Let’s face it – public works can be tricky to navigate. But adhering to the guidelines set […]


    How the Inflation Reduction Act May Affect Your Davis-Bacon Labor Compliance

    The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law on August 16, 2022. Its objective is to provide tax benefits to contractors who comply with the prevailing wage and apprentice requirements set forth in the law. Compliant “taxpayers” (this might be a confusing term for those used to construction language; it could mean an agency, […]


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