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Illinois Contractors Face Liability for Subs’ Unpaid Wages

June 24, 2022

Via: ENR

A pair of amendments to Illinois state law aimed at preventing wage theft make construction contractors liable if subcontractors don’t pay their employees.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bills amending the state’s existing wage payment and collection law June 10. The first amendment, HB 5412, makes the general contractor, construction manager or prime contractor liable for any unpaid wages and benefit payments or contributions owed by a subcontractor for work on a construction, repair, demolition or other project for contracts entered into from July 1 onward.

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