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HB 1539 - Establishes General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes general contractor liability for unpaid wages.

Highlights:
  • Specifies a general contractor on a project for construction services is jointly and severally liable for a violation of this subtitle that is committed by a subcontractor regardless of whether the subcontractor is in a direct contractual relationship with the general contractor (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a subcontractor to indemnify a general contractor for any wages, damages, interest, penalties, or attorney’s fees owed as a result of the subcontractor’s violation, unless the following happens (Sec. 1):

    • Indemnification is provided for in a contract between the general contractor and the subcontractor; or

    • A violation of the subtitle arose due to a lack of prompt payment in accordance with the terms of the contract between the general contractor and the subcontractor.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (87-53) -

Title: Establishes General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages

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