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On Sept. 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published the Davis-Bacon Wage Determination Conformance Guide to assist construction contractors and other industry stakeholders in understanding the process of seeking a conformance under the DBA and Related Acts.

In addition to providing a general overview of the DBA and Related Acts, including prevailing wage and the agency’s wage determination process, the guide details how contractors and contracting agencies may seek a conformance, which is a request for a new class of laborer or mechanic to be added to a published wage determination for a specific contract. The agency also provides examples of when contractors do or do not need to seek a conformance.

Contractors must use Form SF-1444 to request a conformance. More information on the DBA and Related Acts can be found on the DOL website.