Posts Tagged ‘contractor liability’

California employers don’t need to have prior knowledge of wage and hour violations to be held liable for a subcontractor’s wage theft.

Contracting for Labor? Employers Cited for Subcontractor’s $1.6 Million in Wage Theft

The Labor Commissioner recently fined two California grocers and their subcontractor more than $1.6 million in wage theft violations. The subcontractor was cited for violations affecting 64 workers, and through AB 1897, the client-employer liability law, the two grocers were also cited and required each to pay $825,813. All three employers have appealed the citations. […]

22 Nov 19 - Compensation, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Contractor Liability ‘Job Killer’ Bill Goes to Governor​​​​​​

​A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that forces one company to ensure the wage-and-hour obligations of another passed the Legislature and is on its way to the governor’s desk. AB 1897, (R. Hernández; D-West Covina), unfairly imposes liability on a contracting entity for the contractor’s wage and hour violations and lack of workers’ compensation coverage […]

29 Aug 14 - Workers' Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »