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House Bill 1483


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House Bill 1483

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1483 (Updated February 13, 2007 4:24 pm - DI 84)

Common construction wage. Empowers the department of labor (department) to enforce the common construction wage law through investigation of alleged violations, imposition of certain remedies, and application for judicial remedies. Forbids retaliation against an individual who acts to assist the enforcement of the common construction wage law. Authorizes the department to adopt administrative rules to implement certain enforcement powers. Reduces from three classes to two skill levels the classification of labor to be employed in the performance of a contract for a public work project. Includes journeymen in the skilled labor level. Replaces the classes of semiskilled labor and unskilled labor with the apprentice labor level and defines apprentice. Provides that persons who have certain relationships with a contractor or subcontractor that violates the law may not be awarded public work contracts for certain periods of time. Provides that an agreement in which a worker agrees to work for less than the common construction wage is void. Authorizes certain persons to maintain a private action on behalf of a worker to recover damages for the contractor's or subcontractor's failure to pay the worker the common construction wage. Provides that violations of the common construction wage law are misdemeanors. Removes from the common construction wage law exceptions under which the law does not apply to: (1) contracts let by the Indiana department of transportation for the construction of highways, streets, and bridges; and (2) certain public work done for Purdue University on agricultural or forestry land owned or occupied by Purdue. Repeals a superseded criminal statute.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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