At the end of last year’s legislative session, the Governor signed into law SB 854, which mandates several changes in public contracting and prevailing wage laws which take effect in 2015. The Governor also signed AB 1939, which creates a private right of action for a contractor to recover from a private "hiring party" the added labor costs, penalties and legal fees resulting from the failure to pay prevailing wages if the hiring party, owner or developer failed to advise the contractor that the project was subject to the prevailing wage law.
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Posted March 12, 2015 Legislation
On September 28, 2014, the California Legislature enacted Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1897, which created California Labor Code section 2810.3. The new law holds companies accountable for violations of workers’ rights committed by their labor suppliers.