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Wage Claims Construction Industry Contractors

Concerning measures to expand general contractor accountability for wage claims involving contractors in the construction industry, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2024 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

For wage claims brought by individuals working in the construction industry, the bill:

  • Requires that a subcontractor that receives a written demand for payment forward a copy of the written demand for payment to the general contractor within 3 business days after receipt;
  • Specifies that a general contractor and a subcontractor that is a direct employer of an employee are jointly and severally liable for all debts owed based on a wage claim or investigation that are incurred by the subcontractor acting under, by, or for the general contractor; and
  • Allows a general contractor to require the following information from each subcontractor acting under, by, or for the general contractor:
  • Pay data;
  • Contact information; and
  • An affidavit attesting to whether the subcontractor has participated in a civil or administrative proceeding within the last 5 years and, if so, the outcome of the proceeding.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Bill Text

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