Webinar: Practical Guide to Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Final Rule

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U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced their massive final rule, “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations,” with an effective date of October 23, 2023.

The application of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to federal and federally assisted construction projects leave many contractors uncertain about the requirements of federal prevailing wage laws and the consequences of non-compliance. The recent changes to the regulations are expected to add to this uncertainty. Failure to comply will place covered contractors at risk of catastrophic consequences, from losing money on contracts due to failure to understand labor costs, to high dollar back pay and related penalties, to debarment from future federal work.

This webinar is designed to give covered federal prime and subcontractors a more detailed understanding of what changes were made in the final rule and to help prepare themselves as they work towards compliance, especially with the October 23 effective date looming.


Claiborne Guy
Director, Employment Policy & Practices
AGC of America

Claiborne Guy is the Director, Employment Policy & Practices at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Claiborne serves as the primary liaison for federal employment regulations impacting human resources and workforce practices in the construction industry and serves as AGC’s in-house expert on prevailing wages; specifically federal construction contractor’s legal requirements under the Davis-Bacon & Related Acts (DBRA). He is also responsible for providing technical and other support for those directly involved in congressional relations, analyzing, and otherwise assisting with any proposals for new or revised legislation that could have a significant impact on HR or employment practices in the construction industry.

Prior to joining AGC, Claiborne worked for WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association) representing the interests of certified benefits, compensation, executive compensation and total rewards HR professionals in front of the federal government and lawmakers. Claiborne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Georgia.

Robert R. Roginson
Managing Shareholder
Ogletree Deakins

Robert Roginson is the managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office and Chair of the firm’s Trucking and Logistics Industry Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of California and federal wage and hour and pay practice counseling and class action defense.

Robert focuses a significant portion of his practice to counseling and representing contractors, developers, and companies regarding state and federal prevailing wage laws, including the Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act. Robert counsels national employers on steps to achieve multi-state compliance with state prevailing wage laws. He regularly defends contractors and subcontractors against DLSE Civil Wage and Penalty Assessments, seeks public works coverage determinations, and analyzes and counsels clients on complex public works coverage issues. While Chief Counsel of the DLSE, Robert co-wrote and edited the DLSE’s Public Works Manual. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in the industrial relations department for a multi-employer construction trade where he represented construction contractors in labor grievance and arbitration matters in addition to the negotiation of the Southern California building trades master labor agreements.

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