[Recommendation for Davis-Bacon Act Debarment]
B-217858: Sep 10, 1985
- Full Report:
The Department of Labor recommended the debarment of an Air Force contractor for violations of the Davis-Bacon Act because the contractor: (1) classified and paid its employees as laborers when they were performing the work of roofers; and (2) did not properly pay overtime to some of its employees. GAO determined that: (1) the contractor had disregarded its obligations to its employees under the act; (2) there were substantial violations of the act in the underpayment of employees; and (3) the workers involved could file an action in a U.S. district court since there were no funds available for the payment of their wages. Accordingly, the firm and its owner would be included on the list of ineligible bidders.