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HB 1243 - Authorizes Workers to Sue for Unpaid Wages - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Workers to Sue for Unpaid Wages

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Workers to Sue for Unpaid Wages

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes workers to sue the state for unpaid wages.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes an employee to sue to recover the difference between the prevailing wage rate and the amount received by the employee,  if an employee under a public work contract is paid less than the prevailing wage rate for that employee’s classification for the work performed (Sec. 1)

  • Specifies that a determination by the commissioner that a contractor is required to make a restitution under this section does not preclude an employee from filing an action under this section (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the contractor and subcontractor to be jointly and severally liable for any violation of this subcontractor’s obligations under this section (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (89-49) -

Title: Authorizes Workers to Sue for Unpaid Wages

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Workers to Sue for Unpaid Wages

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