DAVIS-BACON ACT- COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
The Davis-Bacon Act requires that all contractors and subcontractors performing on federal contracts (and contractors or subcontractors performing on federally assisted contracts under the related Acts) in excess of $2,000 pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits listed in the contract’s Davis-Bacon wage determination for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area. Davis-Bacon labor standards clauses must be included in covered contracts.
Contractors or subcontractors found to have disregarded their obligations to employees, or to have committed aggravated or willful violations while performing work on Davis-Bacon covered projects, may be subject to contract termination and debarment from future contracts for up to three years. Falsification of certified payroll records or the required kickback of wages may subject a contractor or subcontractor to civil or criminal prosecution, the penalty for which may be fines and/or imprisonment.
CRA HAS BEEN PROVIDING DAVIS-BACON COMPLIANCE MONITORING OF CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS PAYROLLS FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS
HUD SECTION 3 COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
What is Section 3?
Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 is HUD’s legislative directive for providing preference to low- and very low –income residents of the local community (regardless of race or gender), and the business that substantially employ these persons, for new employment, training, and contracting opportunities resulting from HUD funded projects.
The requirements of Section 3 apply to recipients of HUD Community Planning and Development funding exceeding $200,000.
All projects and activities involving housing construction, demolition, rehabilitation or other public construction-i.e., roads, sewers, community centers etc. that are completed with covered funding, are subject to the requirements of Section 3.
Contractors or subcontractors that receive contracts in excess of $100,000 for Section 3 covered projects and activities are required to comply with the Section 3 regulations in the same manner as the direct recipient that provided funding to them.