Accession Number:

ADA456749

Title:

The Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts: Laws Whose Time has Passed

Descriptive Note:

Research thesis

Corporate Author:

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

In the Davis-Bacon and Service-Contract Acts, Congress attempted to protect the wages of workers in the construction and service industries by establishing a sort of minimum wage for Government contracts. Unfortunately, Congress failed to provide either the key definitions or a workable system with which to implement this intent. As a result, a burdensome and unwieldy system has sprung out of the implementation of both Acts. This thesis reviews the intent and implementation of both Acts, identifies some of their major shortcomings, and recommends their repeal.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE