Contractor May Be Liable to Sub’s Employees for Prevailing Wages

Kegler Brown Construction Newsletter

The Franklin County Court of Appeals in the case of Connell v. Wayne Builders, Case No. 95APE07-897, has ruled that a subcontractor's employees, as third party beneficiaries to the prime contract requiring the general contractor and all subcontractors to pay prevailing wages, may sue a general contractor to recover unpaid wages after the state has determined that a violation of the wage and hour laws has occurred.