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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 act:

  • Requires a subcontractor that receives a written demand for payment to forward a copy of the written demand for payment to the general contractor within 3 business days after receipt;
  • Specifies that a general contractor entering into a construction contract is liable for all amounts owed to an employee for the employee's labor, construction, or other work, including amounts owed by a 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.

Unless a wage violation is caused by the general contractor's lack of payment to a subcontractor, the general contractor may seek indemnification from the subcontractor for all amounts owed by the general contractor for the subcontractor's wage violation.

VETOED by Governor May 17, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Did Not Become Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details