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Advocate’s View: Living with the Construction Wage Theft Law

It’s now the law in New York. Construction contractors may be sued, for up to three years, for the unpaid wages and benefits of their subcontractors’ employees, including liquidated damages and attorney fees. That includes subcontractors of any tier, and the potential liability extends to misclassified “independent contractors” as well. The Construction Wage Theft Law, new ...