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    July 17, 2019

     Jul 15 2019 -  Compensation -  Vannessa Maravilla

    Failing to timely pay an employee who quits or is terminated is very expensive for employers.

    The Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations totaling almost $600,000 in unpaid wages and penalties to a Southern California-based construction company. Additionally, the general contractor who subcontracted with that company for a project was held jointly and severally responsible for $68,657 of those citations, pursuant to a law that was passed last year that holds general contractors liable for their subcontractor’s wage and hour violations.

    Under Labor Code Section 218.7, general contractors on certain private construction contracts can be held jointly liable for unpaid wages, benefits or contributions that a subcontractor owes to a laborer who performed work under the contract. The law applies to contracts entered into after January 1, 2018, and covers contracts in California for the erection, construction, alteration or repair of a building, structure or other private work.  Read More