WAGE & HOUR ADVISOR: New California Law Makes Contractors Liable for Subcontractors' Unpaid Wages
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1701, on October 14, 2017, a law that will make general contractors on private construction projects liable for their subcontractors' failure to pay wages due to the subcontractors' employees. The new law applies to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2018.
Aaron Buckley is a partner at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP in San Diego. He represents employers in cases involving wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination and other issues. Mr. Buckley is a member of the Wage & Hour Defense Institute, a defense-side wage and hour litigation group consisting of wage and hour litigators throughout the United States.
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