HB1539 (CH0846)

Find a 2018 Bill:

2018 Regular Session



Labor and Employment – General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages

Sponsored by:

Delegate Lisanti


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 846

Synopsis:Providing that certain general contractors are jointly and severally liable for certain violations of the wage payment and collection law by a subcontractor regardless of whether the subcontractor is in a direct contractual relationship with the general contractor; requiring a subcontractor to indemnify a general contractor for certain wages, damages, interest, penalties, and fees except under certain circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Lisanti, Barkley, Branch, Brooks, Carey, Clippinger, Fennell, Glenn, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0853
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Economic Matters  View Committee HearingFinance  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Private Sector Labor and Industry
Narrow Subject(s):Contractors -see also- Heating & Cooling; Home Improvement
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Debt Collection -see also- Attachments and Garnishments
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Salaries and Compensation -see also- Overtime; Reimb. Rates
Statutes:Article - Labor and Employment

How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

May 31, 2018 1:03 P.M.