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subcontractor

[¦səb′kän‚trak·tər]
(engineering)
A manufacturer or organization that receives a contract from a prime contractor for a portion of the work on a project.
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Subcontractor

A specialized building contractor; typically works for the general contractor performing work in a particular trade, such as electrical, masonry, or millwork.
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subcontractor

A person or organization who has a direct contract with a prime contractor to perform a portion of the work at the site.
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subcontractor

An individual or organization that is hired by a contractor to do all or some part of the work for another party. For example, a project given to a contractor may be delegated by the contractor to numerous subcontractors. See contractor.
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Section 218.7 created significant potential liability for direct contractors if their subcontractors failed to pay wages, fringe benefits or other benefits to laborers.
In some cases, subcontractors have to wait months or even years to be paid in full for their work on public contracts, and that's a big problem for the companies, many of which are many small or disadvantaged businesses, according to the Minnesota Subcontractors Association.
* Note: If your subcontractor is a sole proprietor who meets all the above requirements but does not have employees, they're not required to have an industrial insurance account.
The Expert issued its report and highlighted that (a) the Project's works were suspended for several years due to the Employer's financial difficulties and its inability to continue funding the Project, (b) the Main Contractor did not engage a new MEP subcontractor, (c) the outstanding payment owed to the Subcontractor amounts to AED 6,920,000, and (d) the Employer did not pay the Main Contractor the equivalent payment.
* Subcontractor Warranty or Hammer Clause, which states that if all conditions in the warranty are not met with the subcontractor, the policy will either deny coverage or invoke a large deductible.
A prime contractor is responsible for managing its subcontractors. That is an uncontroversial proposition any prime contractor would agree with, but there is little authority to clarify what exactly that management obligation entails.
Interestingly the courts have not been concerned with the definition or phrase "nominated subcontractor" and have been more persuaded by the closeness of the relationship between the employer and subcontractor.
One simple modification to the typical loss control incentive program is structured around a statistically driven bonus system that rewards subcontractors participating in a project's workers' compensation wrap-up program for better-than-expected claim experience.
* Review the subcontractor's written employee policies and training materials on maintaining confidentiality.
Even though, in the real practice, subcontractor will often directly proceed to do the job before signing the actual contract but merely just a simple issue of 'letter of intent' by main contractor [11].
On the other hand, there are risks for contractors who agree to provide coverage for workers compensation claims to their subcontractors. Defending a claim for an employee over which the contractor has little or no control can be difficult, as it requires assurances from the subcontractor.
Think of this phase as an opportunity to work with a subcontractor to build the foundation for a successful partnership.