40 U.S. Code § 3143 - Termination of work on failure to pay agreed wages

Every contract within the scope of this subchapter shall contain a provision that if the contracting officer finds that any laborer or mechanic employed by the contractor or any subcontractor directly on the site of the work covered by the contract has been or is being paid a rate of wages less than the rate of wages required by the contract to be paid, the Federal Government by written notice to the contractor may terminate the contractor’s right to proceed with the work or the part of the work as to which there has been a failure to pay the required wages. The Government may have the work completed, by contract or otherwise, and the contractor and the contractor’s sureties shall be liable to the Government for any excess costs the Government incurs.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1151.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3143 40:276a–1. Mar. 3, 1931, ch. 411, § 2, 46 Stat. 1494; Aug. 30, 1935, ch. 825, 49 Stat. 1012.

The words “The Government may have the work completed” are substituted for “and to prosecute the work to completion . . . thereby” for clarity.

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29 CFR - Labor

29 CFR Part 1 - PROCEDURES FOR PREDETERMINATION OF WAGE RATES

29 CFR Part 5 - LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS COVERING FEDERALLY FINANCED AND ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE...SUBJECT TO THE CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT)

 

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