In order to qualify for the new Inflation Reduction Act tax credit, taxpayer owners/developers and their construction contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with the federal prevailing wage provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act.
On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, calling for the most sweeping revisions to the rules governing Davis-Bacon Act enforcement since the Reagan administration’s 1982 reforms.
On January 18, 2022, New Jersey’s Public Works Contractor Registration Act was amended to give the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development authority to audit federally regulated apprenticeship programs.
Last month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation, S.2766C/A.3350A, that automatically makes general contractors jointly and severally liable for wages, benefits, or wage supplements owed by subcontractors to construction workers.
California is at it again – adopting a host of new labor and employment laws that will further regulate and complicate business operations in the Golden State. This article briefly summarizes the new laws, most of which take effect on January 1, 2022.
On July 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” was published in the Federal Register.