Advocacy Comments on Davis-Bacon Act Proposed Rule
On March 18, 2022, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a proposed rule updating the Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts Regulations, the first comprehensive review of federal construction regulations in over forty years.
On May 17, the Office of Advocacy filed a comment letter recommending that the Department of Labor (DOL) reassess the impact of this rule on small entities in a new Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. DOL’s Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is deficient and does not properly inform the public about the impact of this rule on small entities. Additionally, DOL has underestimated the administrative burdens and compliance costs of this complicated regulation.