On August 8, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule related to the Davis-Bacon Act (the “Act”), entitled “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations.”  However, the official final rule must be published in the Federal Register – likely by week’s end – before going into effect 60 days after publication.

DOL issued its notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) in March 2022 and received more than 40,000 comments from interested stakeholders. Evaluating and addressing those comments took the better part of a year, as DOL did not send the rule to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”) for White House approval until December 16, 2022.  After languishing for months, OIRA has now concluded its review, allowing DOL to move forward with its final rule.Continue Reading Break out the Neon: ‘80s Era Davis-Bacon “Prevailing Wage” Definition Restored in DOL Final Rule

Adam Lasky, co-chair of Seyfarth’s Government Contracts practice, and Scott Hecker, senior counsel in Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment practice, are presenting “Hot Labor & Employment Issues in Federal Contracting” at the Alliance Northwest Conference on March 10, 2022. The program will cover hot issues and recent regulatory developments on Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Project