May 10, 2023 • News

Contractors Liable for Subcontractors’ Debt Incurred for Wages Due to Claimants

SB415 Relating to Wages was among the bills passed by the 2023 Hawaii State Legislature. The bill, now awaiting the governor’s signature, makes general contractors entering into or under contracts in the State of Hawaii for work on buildings, structures, or other private construction works liable for debt incurred by subcontractors for wages due to claimants, including interest owed, for performance of labor in the contract between the general contractor and owner. The bill amends Chapter 388, Hawaii Revised Statutes and is effective upon date of approval.