(A) Any interested party may enjoin the further operation of an employer who has failed to pay the contributions or to make payments in lieu of contributions as required under this chapter. The procedure to obtain an injunction is governed by Chapter 2727. of the Revised Code and the right to such relief is in addition to the rights described in section 2727.02 of the Revised Code.
(1) No construction contractor or subcontractor who, on the date of entering into a construction contract has failed to pay contributions or to make payments in lieu of contributions as required under this chapter for a minimum of nine consecutive months, may bring an action to enforce rights arising from that construction contract.
(2) Nothing in this section shall require the surety of a contractor or subcontractor described in division (B)(1) of this section to make payment of any contributions or payments in lieu of contributions as required under this chapter for that contractor or subcontractor, or affect the surety's rights in the event that the contractor or subcontractor is in default or is declared by an obligee to be in default of its contractual obligations.
(C) As used in this section:
(1) "Interested party" means either of the following:
(a) The attorney general;
(b) The director of job and family services.
(2) "Construction contract" means any oral or written agreement involving any activity in connection with the erection, alteration, repair, replacement, renovation, installation, or demolition of any building, structure, highway, or bridge.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000 .