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 or 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.
Pre-Award and throughout construction
|Sub-recipients should maintain a comprehensive labor standards file.|
|Form HUD-4010||Federal Labor Standards Provisions must be included in bid documents.|
|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).|
||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.|
|HUD-11 Interview Form- english||Form for completing employee interviews. Contract manager/sub-recipient conducts and files interviews. Prime contractor required to make employees available to be interviewed. Interviews must be made available to CDBG, Utah County, or HUD staff upon request.|
|HUD-11 Interview Form- spanish|
For more information contact:
Crystal Zarate, Community and Economic Development Assistant