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7.1.2004

New Statute: A Trap for Unwary Contractors and Developers?

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Consider this scenario: Your company is retained to serve as the general contractor to build a development in California of a hundred single family homes. You subcontract out the drywall, masonry, and cleanup work to other contractors, each of whom submitted very attractive bids. Two years later, long after the project has been completed, your company is served with a lawsuit filed on behalf of the employees of each of the subcontractors. Over 20 employees are named as plaintiffs, and they are all seeking unpaid overtime, unpaid vacation benefits, as well as penalties and attorneys’ fees. View full article (PDF).

This article first appeared in BUILDERnews Magazine.