40 U.S. Code § 3708. Criminal penalties

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A contractor or subcontractor having a duty to employ, direct, or control a laborer or mechanic employed in the performance of work contemplated by a contract to which this chapter applies that intentionally violates this chapter shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Pub. L. 87–581, title I, § 106, Aug. 13, 1962, 76 Stat. 359.

The words “shall be fined under title 18” are substituted for “shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each and every such offense shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not to exceed $1,000” for consistency with chapter 227 of title 18. The words “in the discretion of the court having jurisdiction thereof” are omitted as unnecessary.