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The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA)

The Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) require contractors and subcontractors to pay locally prevailing wages to laborers and mechanics employed on certain federal and federally assisted construction projects. The Davis-Bacon Act applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on Federal Government and District of Columbia contracts in excess of $2,000 for construction of public buildings and public works. In addition to the Davis-Bacon Act, Congress has added Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions to numerous laws – “related Acts” – under which federal agencies fund or assist construction projects through grants, loans, loan guarantees, and insurance. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) publishes Davis-Bacon wage determinations that list wage rates and fringe benefits found to be prevailing for laborers and mechanics employed on projects of a similar character in the relevant geographic area. The wage determinations are included in DBRA-covered contracts.

The Department of Labor is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the DBRA, and provides guidance concerning the DBRA to contracting agencies. Federal contracting agencies also have administrative and enforcement responsibilities. See Reorganization Plan No. 14.

Poster Requirements

Every employer performing work covered by the labor standards of the DBRA must post the WH-1321 “Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon Act” poster at the site of the work in a prominent and accessible place where it may be easily seen by workers. The applicable wage determination must be similarly posted.

DOL Contacts

Wage and Hour Division(http://www.dol.gov/whd/)
Contact WHD(http://www.dol.gov/whd/contactform.asp)
Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243); TTY: 1-877-889-5627


For questions on other DOL laws, please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.