California bill would make employers responsible for subcontractors' wages, workers' comp

Prime contractors would only be responsible if the subcontractor reneges on their responsibility

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | April 28, 2014

The hiring of subcontractors wouldn’t let companies off the hook for unpaid wages, taxes, or worker’s comp claims for contingency workers under a bill in the California legislature. Under the recently revised Assembly Bill 1897, employers would have to pay wages, taxes, and workers compensation on behalf of a subcontractor’s workers if the subcontractor reneges on that responsibility.

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