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New York state legislature passes construction wage theft bill

June 8, 2021

Under the legislation, the contractor — defined as the construction manager, general/prime contractor or joint venture which entered into contract with the owner — will be liable for unpaid wages owed to a worker by any subcontractor on any level of the project. However, subcontractors would not be liable for unpaid workers upstream or downstream of themselves, Jim Barlow, attorney at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, told Construction Dive.

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