By A. Scott Hecker and Ted North

Seyfarth Synopsis:  This alert summarizes the IRS’s recent notice of proposed rulemaking on complying with prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements under the Inflation Reduction Act and explains key provisions including (i) identification of a qualifying project’s applicable wage determination(s), (ii) penalties for non-compliance, and (iii) the new exception for incorporating Project Labor Agreements.

Continue Reading The IRS – Finally – Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Clarifying Inflation Reduction Act Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Compliance Requirements

By Alex J. Reganata and Lauren Parris Watts

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an en banc decision, the Washington Supreme Court struck down a recent challenge of the state’s prevailing wage rate law. A 2018 amendment to the law provides that when a county has at least one collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) for a trade or occupation, the highest rate in any

Continue Reading Washington Contractors Fail To Prevail: Changes To  Act Held Constitutional By State’s Highest Court

By Ted North and A. Scott Hecker

On March 11, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) related to the Davis Bacon Act (the “Act”), entitled “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations.”  The move to modernize the Act’s regulations looks to deliver changes promised by President Biden to use the Act and its
Continue Reading Back To The Future: Department of Labor Reanimates Prior Davis-Bacon “Prevailing Wage” Definition