DOL's Wage & Hour Regulatory Seesaw Continued In 2022
Employment and litigation attorney Timothy Taylor was quoted in an article by Law360 about the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule updating the Davis-Bacon Act. This is the first large-scale update to the regulations governing federal prevailing wages and fringe benefits since the early 1980s. Mr. Taylor said that the biggest change in the DOL's proposed rule is reverting to the 30 percent rule to calculate prevailing wages. Under this method, the prevailing wage is the rate paid to the greatest number of workers, as long as that number is at least 30 percent of the workforce.
"That's a very union-friendly change to make because it just means that in more instances, we're going to see the prevailing wage set at whatever local union rates are rather than just an average across the board," he said.
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