As we begin the second session of the 116th Congress, here's a look at legislation that may impact our industry.
PREVAILING WAGE H.R. 1319/S. 2630
Davis-Bacon Repeal Act
Repeals Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirement on all federally funded projects worth more than $2,000.
S.2404 - Build Local, Hire Local Act
This legislation proposes $100 billion in annual federal infrastructure spending and Sec. 301 requires that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors on projects covered under this infrastructure program be paid no less than the prevailing wage of its locality.
PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS
H.R. 1858/S. 907 - Fair and Open Competition Act
This legislation would ensure that the federal government cannot mandate project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal projects.
S. 2185 - Good Jobs for 21st Century Energy Act
Amongst other things, this legislation would establish labor standards for projects in the clean energy sector by setting employment and safety standards through the PLA process.
Payroll Fraud Prevention Act
If enacted, the bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to accurately classify their employees or non-employees as employees or independent contractors and to notify such employees or non-employees of their classification. The bill doubles the amount of liquidated damages for unpaid wages and misclassifications of employees.
Information provided by the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA), of which ECA is a member.