A construction company, under contract to the Army, requested reconsideration of a determination that it had underpaid one of its employees in violation of the Davis-Bacon Act. The claim arose from a complaint by the employee that he had performed work on the Army contracts, but had not been paid the prevailing wage rate as required by the Act. The Army conducted a labor standards investigation of the contractor covering the work under the contract at issue and concluded that the employee had not been paid the proper wage rate. The company contended that the employee's claim was unsubstantiated and that the work claimed to have been performed by the employee was performed prior to the time of the employee's claim. GAO found that the record was sufficient to substantiate the employee's claims. Accordingly, the determination that the company underpaid the employee in violation of the Davis-Bacon Act was affirmed.
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