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Labor department seminars focus on wages

The U.S. Department of Labor will offer online compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other stakeholders to provide information on the requirements governing payment of prevailing wages on federally funded construction and service contracts.

Offered by the department’s Wage and Hour Division, the seminars are part of the division’s ongoing effort to increase awareness and improve compliance with federal prevailing wage requirements.

The seminars will include on-demand video training on many Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act topics. In addition, online question and answer sessions on DBRA and SCA compliance will be offered live in June and September.

Davis-Bacon Act compliance questions and answers are scheduled on June 14 and Sept. 13, and Service Contract Act compliance questions and answers are scheduled on June 15 and Sept. 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EDT.

While seminar attendance is free, registration is required. To register, visit

Independent contractors seminar

Job Service Kalispell’s Blueprint for Business Success webinar for independent contractors in Montana presented by Mike Horner, with the state Department of Labor and Industry is Tuesday, May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom. The seminar is free.

Understand Montana’s Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate program. This presentation will address the requirements of being an independent contractor and provide tips for hiring an independent contractor. Learn valuable information for businesses to establish and maintain lawful employment relationships. A navigational guide of the ICEC webpage and application will also be provided.

To register visit,

Montana on the Rise seminar

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and the Montana Chamber Foundation will hold the Montana on the Rise Economic Summit June 1-2 in Bozeman. The summit will highlight Montana’s emerging and existing industries from high-tech and photonics to biotechnology, crypto and film. It will also feature the leading companies in Montana who are transforming their industries, expanding their operations, and relocating to the state.

For more information, visit

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