Assembly Bill 1701 is a new law that affects direct contractors (aka, prime or general contractors) on contracts for private works of construction entered into on or after January 1, 2018. In short, AB 1701 makes direct contractors liable for unpaid wages and benefits owed to employees of subcontractors, including lower-tiered subcontractors. Click here to download the PDF article and learn the new requirements imposed by this law.
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