The federal Davis Bacon Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay at least minimum wage—the prevailing wage—and fringe benefits to anyone working directly on construction, alteration or repair including painting and decorating of public buildings or public works under federal contracts. Davis-Bacon prevailing wages are determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor and are based on wages and fringe benefits paid to laborers working on similar projects in the same area.
The Davis-Bacon Act is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Labor. To contact a regional U.S. Labor office call
Northern Idaho – (509) 353-2793 or (866) 487-9243
All other areas in Idaho – (208) 321-2987 or (503) 326-3057
Find more information at the U.S. Department of Labor website