The Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts: Laws Whose Time has Passed
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA
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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.
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