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Subcontractor Failure to Pay Employee Wages Could Fall on General Contractors


Michael C. Zisa

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Michael C. Zisa, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Surety and Construction Related Insurance Defense practice, has written “Subcontractor Failure to Pay Employee Wages Could Fall on General Contractors,” an article for Construction Executive.

The article discusses how general contractors must realize the risk of being held liable for a subcontractor’s failure to pay timely and proper wages to their employees and/or lower-tier subcontractors. Maryland, Virginia, California and the District of Columbia have recently rolled out laws that create a significant risk for general contractors to consider and it is essential for general contractors to understand these laws and develop strategies to protect themselves from violations.

Read the full article here.

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