Effective January 1, 2018, general contractors on all private projects in California can be held directly liable for: (1) wage and hour claims, and (2) union trust fund claims brought by the employees and labor unions of their subcontractors, of all tiers. Further, while the new law authorizes general contractors to demand payroll records from their subcontractors (and to withhold payment if the subcontractors fail to comply with the requests), there is no safe-harbor for general contractors if the subcontractor refuses to provide the payroll records or if the payroll records provided are inaccurate. read more.
The 2017 legislative session has come to an end and Governor Brown has signed into law a number of significant labor and employment related bills that will soon impact California’s workplaces. Three key laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2018. read more.
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