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Join the SAME DC Post for our virtual First Friday - "From Compliance to Competitiveness: Revamped Davis-Bacon Act Rule Reshapes Labor Landscape for Construction Contractors" on Friday, April 5 from noon to 1 pm ET.


SAME DC Post - First Friday Webinar Series

Friday, April 5, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
WEBEX Virtual Platform
Earn 1 PDH each session

From Compliance to Competitiveness: Revamped DBA Rule Reshapes Labor Landscape for Construction Contractors

In 2023, the Department of Labor implemented the largest overhaul of the Davis-Bacon Act in over 40 years. For construction contractors employing laborers and mechanics in the construction industry, DOL’s changes will significantly affect how to determine prevailing wage rates, handle misclassifications, and expand the site of work, among other critical changes. With more opportunities for work due to federal funding aimed at infrastructure, semiconductor plants, and clean energy projects, construction contractors need to comply with these changes in order to bid for and maintain contracts.

Learning Objectives
This session explores the revamped Davis-Bacon Act and will cover:
1. the most crucial changes;
2. impact on commercial companies; and
3. common compliance issues.

Learning Units
This virtual session offers one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH) certified by the SAME DC Post for registered participants. Please note that not all organizations or jurisdictions accept PDH certificates for continuing education units; check with your reporting organization for compliance.


Sarah Nash

Sarah serves as Chair of PilieroMazza’s Labor & Employment Group, one of the few legal practices in the U.S. with a multi-jurisdictional labor and employment practice dedicated to advising government contractors on their compliance obligations. She advises government contractors and commercial businesses on a wide variety of labor and employment issues, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs regulations, and antidiscrimination law. Sarah’s practice also includes counseling employers on terminations, labor relations matters, employment agreements, wage and hour issues, and employment practices and policies. She regularly advises clients on compliance specific to government contracting, including  offering counsel on prevailing wage laws, such as the Service Contract Act, codes of ethics, and equal employment opportunity requirements.

Nichole Atallah
Nichole counsels employers and their compliance professionals on a broad range of labor and
employment matters, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, family and medical leave,
labor union negotiations and grievances, executive compensation, and reductions in force. Nichole’s
primary goal in representing employers is to help guide them through difficult situations, proactively
address compliance, and avoid costly disputes.


Whitney Stowell, SAME DC Post President

Whitney Stowell is the CEO and Founder of Cribworks, a sales and business development consulting firm based in Washington, DC. With more than 14 years of industry experience across commercial, startups and government contracting, Whitney has worked in marketing, business development, corporate strategy and government affairs across a diverse range of small and large businesses, including Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Major League Rugby (MLR) franchise Old Glory DC, Royal Philips, Elbit Systems of America, Chenega Corporation, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs within the United States Senate.

Whitney sits on the Board of Directors for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) DC Post in Washington DC, a non-profit organization that collaborates with both government and private sector on national security infrastructure challenges. Whitney is an active member throughout the local rugby community, recently serving as President of the Washington Irish Rugby Football Club and works with local youth rugby clubs throughout the area. Whitney is also active in various organizations throughout the Washington DC, such as Bunker Labs, Smart Cities Group, Association for United States Army (AUSA), USA Rugby, and others.


Through a commitment to offering effective training, development and networking programs, SAME DC Post is helping sustain the future of the profession with monthly education-focused sessions to deliver topical and relevant content to our industry.

Our program offers a one-hour educational professional development opportunity on the first Friday of each month via a virtual platform, hosted by the SAME DC Post. Lunch is NOT included in the ticket (but you may eat your lunch while watching the session). Follow up questions by chat are encouraged.

This program is free to SAME members and students, and $25 for non-members. Please note, you must attend the live session to receive a one-hour (1 HR) PDH certificate from the SAME DC Post. Registration required.

Registered participants will receive the link to the live session in their confirmation email after registration. The link to the session will also be emailed 2 hours before the program begins and again 10 minutes before the live session. Please add [email protected] to your safe senders list. The email you use to register will be the email that receives the link.


Do you have an educational topic you would like to present during our monthly First Friday Webinar Series?

Presentations will be selected based on how the program will provide high-quality and valuable professional development for the A/E/C community, presentation topics that provide thought leadership and insight into current industry challenges, and solutions that are available beyond your organization’s specific product or service. Presentations that promote specific companies, products, or services will not be selected.

Please complete the online form to share your topic and learning objectives with the SAME DC Post Programs committee.


Please contact SAME DC Programs, Bree Beal at [email protected].


Sponsorship for the First Friday Webinar Series and other programs and events are available for 2024. Contact the SAME DC Sponsorship Director, Michael Galante at [email protected]



General Terms

This event is non-refundable for paid ticket holders because all attendees receive a link to the live program immediately upon registration. Please note that not all jurisdictions or organizations accept PDH certificates for continuing education.

Look for your confirmation email for the login link to the webinar. 

Refund Policy

All tickets are non-refundable.