Former Employee Can’t Sue for Back Pay Until DOL Issues Ruling

Facts: A former employee sued the housing authority to recover unpaid wages and benefits allegedly owed to him under the Davis-Bacon Act. This federal law establishes the requirement for paying the local prevailing wages on public works projects. It applies to “contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works.”

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