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Davis-Bacon Act


Davis-Bacon Act was approved March 3, 1931 and relates to the rate of wages for laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontractors on public buildings.  Advertised specifications for every contract in excess of $2,000 for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating, of public buildings or public works which requires or involves the employment of mechanics and/or laborers shall contain a provision stating the minimum wages to be paid shall be based upon the wages that will be determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for contract work in the city, town, village, or other civil subdivision of the State in which the work is to be performed.


The links provide assistance with compliance of the Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts for wage determination guidelines for federally funded construction projects.

Compliance Assistance

Forms and Posters

Wage Determinations

Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Davis-Bacon and Related Acts



Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 26, 2016 at 8:22pm.