(a) If a bonding company issuing a bond which secures the payment of wages for labor or the surety on a bond willfully fails to pay, without abatement or reduction, any verified claim made for wages found to be due and payable, the claim for wages shall continue as a penalty against the bonding company or surety from the date on which demand for payment was made at the same rate until paid as the wages upon which the claim is based, except that the claim shall not continue as a penalty for more than 30 days.
(b) This section shall not apply to contractor’s bonds required pursuant to Section 7071.6 of the Business and Professions Code.
(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1281, Sec. 1.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018