DOL Briefs AGC on New Davis-Bacon Regulations

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided a private member only virtual update on the changes in their massive final rule “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations.” Specifically, Jessica Looman, Principal Deputy Administrator for the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), and additional WHD officials provided a topline review of the final rule and fielded a number of questions from attendees.  A copy of the slides can be found here. While we expected more clarity from the DOL, instead they mostly directed people to the preamble of the rule for further clarification. While the WHD has provided limited resources and is offering several webinars on September 14th and 13th, no further guidance is expected before the effective date of October 23, 2023. More information and webinar links can be found here.

To help AGC members understand the rulemaking, please find the following resources:

  1. A one-page document providing the topline takeaways of the final rule here; and
  2. A seven-page document summarizing in more detail key provisions of the final rule here.

On October 10, AGC will also offer a webinar called Practical Guide to Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Final Rule. AGC also continues to analyze the full impact this rulemaking will have on the industry and evaluate all advocacy options available to best protect the interests of AGC members.

For more information, contact Claiborne Guy at or 703-837-5382.

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