Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 50
Technology: Streamline Your Business | EMARS
EMARS ALLOWS CONTRACTORS TO FOLLOW THE DAVIS-BACON ACT AND OTHER LAWS. BY JIM HARRIS
Client highlights payroll
errors and then informs the user on
how the errors can be corrected.
ontractors have a lot to keep
track of during a publicly funded
project. In addition to managing
construction crews and blueprints, builders must comply with federal
and state laws dictating how wages are paid
One of the most prominent of these
requirements is the federal Davis-Bacon Act
of 1931, which requires contractors to pay
the prevailing wage - the hourly wage paid
in the largest city in each county to the majority of workers, laborers and mechanics -
on federally funded projects. The prevailing
wage is determined by the U.S. Department
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of Labor for each work classification involved in public projects.
For many contractors, complying with the
law has historically meant keeping extensive
paper records of what the prevailing wage in
their county was and what each worker on
a job - including certified apprentices - was
being paid. Failure to abide by the requirements of the Davis-Bacon and related acts
can lead to fines and loss of reputation.
eMars' Compliant Client system makes
following the law painless for contractors.
The web-based service ensures that contractors and their subcontractors are following
the law at the click of a button.
"People use our ystem to ave
time and money."
- Woody Chamberlain, president and CEO
"With its instant identification and
notification of errors, this proven process
makes Davis-Bacon compliance simply a
click away," the software developer says.
"Every aspect of the demanding [reporting]