(a) A contractor or subcontractor that fails to meet the requirements of this subtitle
shall be liable for an amount equal to twice the amount of unpaid apprenticeship contributions
required by this subtitle.
(b)(1) In this subsection, “willfully” means a representation or an omission known to be false or made with deliberate
ignorance or reckless disregard for truth or falsity.
(2)(i) Any person, firm, or corporation that is found to have made willfully a false
or fraudulent representation or omission regarding a material fact in connection with
contributions required by this subtitle shall be liable for a civil penalty in an
amount of up to $1,000 for each employee for whom contributions are required and each
(ii) A penalty shall be recoverable in a civil action and paid to the State.
(c)(1) The Secretary may file suit to enforce this section in any court of competent
(2) In an action filed under this subsection, the court shall require the contractor
or subcontractor to pay the amount required by subsection (a) of this section, including
interest, reasonable counsel fees, and court costs.
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