Dealing With Davis-Bacon: New Regulations for an Old Law

Webinar • Thursday, October 12, 2023 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

For 92 years, the Davis-Bacon Act has required that workers on certain federal construction contracts must be paid minimum prevailing wages as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor. Over the decades, dozens of statutes have been enacted that contain provisions applying Davis-Bacon when federal awarding agencies assist recipient and subrecipient construction projects. For example, the massive Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 is the latest one where Davis-Bacon kicks in.  

As construction under that recent statute ramps up, the Labor Department has issued a major overhaul to the regulations that govern Davis-Bacon administration and enforcement. The new regulations take effect on October 23. Parts of the new regs reinforce or clarify longstanding Davis-Bacon policies but others add new substantive features that recipients and subrecipients need to understand.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • What’s changed and, equally importantly, what hasn’t
  • The long list of program statutes to which Davis-Bacon applies
  • Administrative responsibilities of recipients and subrecipients
  • Which workers’ wages are affected
  • What constitutes “construction,” and which construction locations are covered
  • How the Labor Department determines the applicable “prevailing wages”
  • Important features of required construction contract solicitations
  • Required terms and conditions of awarded construction contracts
  • Recordkeeping duties of recipients, subrecipients and contractors
  • Cross-walks to other federal labor laws that might apply
  • Oversight and enforcement procedures
  • Steps auditors may take if Davis-Bacon compliance is tested in your single audit

Sign up for this timely and thorough briefing on the new regulations implementing a very old law.


  • Grant and contract administrators
  • Facility managers
  • Purchasing agents
  • Finance directors
  • Legal counsels
  • Internal auditors
  • External auditors

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Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

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