Definition 29 C.F.R. 5.2(n)(4).
- A distinct classification of "helper" will be issued in Davis-Bacon wage determinations only where all of the following conditions are met:
- The duties of the helper are clearly defined and distinct from those of any other classification on the wage determination;
- The use of such helpers is an established prevailing practice in the area; and
- The helper is not employed as a trainee in an informal training program.
A "helper" classification will be added to wage determinations pursuant to the Davis-Bacon contract clause at § 5.5(a)(1)(ii)(A) only where, in addition, the work to be performed by the helper is not performed by a classification in the wage determination.
Note: Helpers may be employed on a DBA/DBRA covered construction project only if the helper classification is listed in the Davis-Bacon wage determination in the contract or the classification is added with approval by DOL. Helper classes are issued or approved only where they are within the scope of the definition stated above.
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