A worker who believes he or she has not been properly paid or has suffered an injury without the benefit of a workers’ compensation policy may pursue an administrative claim or civil action against the client employer, labor contractor, or both.
As a precondition to bringing a civil action, the worker must provide notice to the employer of the alleged violation 30 days before filing the civil action. However, if the worker pursues an administrative claim, no prior notice to the client employer is required.
Like most laws establishing employee protections, retaliation against those seeking to enforce the law is prohibited. Neither the employer nor the labor contractor may take any adverse action against any worker for providing notification of violations or filing a claim or civil action.
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