Many construction projects assisted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are covered by federal labor standards. These standards include the payment of prevailing wage rates as determined by the Secretary of Labor, otherwise known as Davis-Bacon wage rates. In addition, many projects are covered by overtime rules that require the payment of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Construction workers who are paid less than prevailing wages for the work they perform or who do not receive time and one-half for overtime hours worked may be entitled to wage restitution (back wages). Also, maintenance workers employed at many public and Indian housing projects are covered by prevailing wage rates determined by HUD. Maintenance workers that do not receive prevailing wages or, in some cases, overtime pay, may also be entitled to wage restitution.
If you think that you may not have been paid correctly for construction or maintenance work that you performed on a HUD-assisted project, you can complete this questionnaire and submit it to HUD electronically by clicking on the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Or you can print your completed form and mail it to HUD at the following address:
U.S. Department of HUD
Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement
451 7th Street, SW, Room 7122
Washington, DC 20410
We will review the information you provide and will let you know if you have been underpaid and, if so, we will work to ensure that you receive any additional wages that you may have earned. Please note that if we believe you have been underpaid, we will probably need to contact you for more information.
Please respond to all of the questions listed below. Your responses will be considered confidential and will not be released to anyone without your permission. Your answers should refer only to the time during which you worked on the HUD-assisted project.
If you have any questions, please contact a HUD Contract Industrial Relations Specialist. A list of contact names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and the geographic areas they cover can be found at: www.hud.gov/DBLS
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The information is considered sensitive and will not be released without your approval. Provision of this information is voluntary. This agency may not collect this information, and you are not required to complete this form, unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
HUD and local agencies administering HUD-assisted programs must enforce Federal wage and reporting requirements on covered HUD-assisted construction and maintenance work. Enforcement activities include contacting laborers and mechanics and requesting information about their employment on covered projects.
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