Davis-Bacon Labor Standards Requirements

All construction work that is financed in whole or in part by CDBG funds is subject to Davis-Bacon Labor Standards and the Related Acts.  In summary, the Davis-Bacon Act requires that all laborers and mechanics working on construction projects financed by the Federal government be paid the "prevailing wages" for each job classification.  Davis-Bacon requirements govern all demolition and rehabilitation projects including those that alter or repair public buildings and/or public works.

The Related Acts require that workers be paid overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week, that employers do not compel workers to forfeit any portion of their wages (except for permissible deductions), and that employers submit weekly certified payroll reports.

A pre-construction meeting is required for sub-recipients with Public Facilities/ Infrastructure projects which will involve at a minimum the contract manager, prime contractor, and CDBG staff.  


Project Stage Document Description

Pre-Award and throughout construction


Davis-Bacon Labor Standards Process and File Checklist

Sub-recipients should maintain a comprehensive labor standards file.
Form HUD-4010 Federal Labor Standards Provisions must be included in bid documents.  
Making Davis-Bacon Work: A Contractor's Guide
Davis-Bacon Labor Standards requirements for contractors/employers    
U.S. Department of Labor Wage Decisions Required hourly wage rates ("prevailing wages") based on job type.  By Federal law ALL contracts and sub-contracts funded in whole or part by CDBG MUST include the applicable wage decision(s).
Throughout construction
Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon Act Poster- english Prime contractor required to post conspicuously at work site for the duration of construction.
Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon Act Poster- spanish
HUD Payroll Form WH-347 Required weekly certified payroll form to be completed by the contractor, reviewed by the contract manager/sub-recipient, and submitted to CDBG staff as part of the reporting and reimbursement process.

Additional Davis-Bacon Labor Standards resources & Fact Sheet


For more information contact:

Jessica DeLora

(801) 229-3831

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