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July 9, 2009

Sanders Construction Co. v. Cerda: Contractors Liable for Wages of Unlicensed Contractor’s Employees


In Sanders Construction Co. v. Cerda, the California Court of Appeals upheld a Labor Commissioner award for unpaid wages brought by the employees of an unlicensed subcontractor against a general contractor.  In doing so, the Court of Appeals served a reminder upon general contractors that they can be found to be the employer not merely of their unlicensed subcontractors, but also of their subcontractors own employees.

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