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Liability for Subcontractors’ Failure to Pay Laborers on Private Works: How to Protect your Company

USA - May 17 2019 Last year, the California legislature enacted Labor Code § 218.7 (AB 1701), which holds direct contractors (i.e., those with a direct contractual…

Mary A. Salamone.

California Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of "Good Faith Dispute" Exception to Prompt Payment Statutes

USA - May 24 2018 Timely payments are essential to enable general contractors and subcontractors to maintain an adequate cash flow and make payments to their…

Mary A. Salamone.

California Adopts Game-Changing Public Works Claims Legislation

USA - March 1 2017 California contractors and public agencies are undoubtedly familiar with the intricate claims presentation requirements that have become commonplace…

Mary A. Salamone.

California Appellate Court Restricts General Contractors’ Ability to Rely on Subcontractor Bid Price

USA - September 15 2016 Under long-standing California law, general contractors who rely on a subcontractor’s bid can generally recover damages from the subcontractor under a…

Mary A. Salamone.