(1) A statement as to whether or not ORS 654.150 applies at the construction site shall be included in the contract for a construction project. If the contract states that ORS 654.150 applies, the owner shall also include in the contract documents a provision designating which party to the contract is responsible for any costs that may be incurred in complying with ORS 654.150 and the rules adopted pursuant thereto.
(2) The owner of a construction site is liable to any contractor who is an employer at the site for costs incurred by the contractor if:
(a) Representatives of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services decide that ORS 654.150 applies to the construction project, and the contract documents did not designate which party to the contract for the project was responsible for complying with ORS 654.150 and the rules adopted pursuant thereto; and
(b) The contractor incurs additional costs in complying with ORS 654.150.
(3) In addition to being liable for the amount of the additional costs incurred, as provided by subsection (2) of this section, the owner is liable for interest on the amount at the rate of one percent per month from the date such contractor makes demand upon the owner to reimburse the contractor for such costs until the contractor is paid. [1977 c.129 §2]Section: Previous 654.105 654.110 654.120 654.130 654.150 654.154 654.155 654.160 654.165 654.170 654.172 654.174 654.175 654.176 654.180 Next
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