AB 1701 signed into law

BUILDING TRADES BULLETIN Oct. 16, 2017 AB 1701 signed into law Now, it’s the law – if you’re a general contractor and one of your subcontractors doesn’t pay his workers, you are responsible for paying their wages. Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Saturday when he signed Assembly Bill 1701, the legislation designed to end wage theft …

Three SBCTC-sponsored bills clear Legislature

With the legislative session nearing its end, the State Building and Construction Trades Council has registered three victories on bills that have passed both houses and have been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 418, authored by Sen. Ed Hernandez, will allow for organizing nonunion workers while easing compliance with the public works’ “skilled …