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Section 177.32 Penalties

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177.32 PENALTIES. Subdivision 1.Misdemeanors. An employer who does any of the following is guilty of a misdemeanor: (1) hinders or delays the commissioner in the performance of duties required under sections 177.21 to 177.435;(2) refuses to admit the commissioner to the place of business or employment of the employer, as required by section 177.27, subdivision 1;(3) repeatedly fails to make, keep, and preserve records as required by section 177.30;(4) falsifies any record; (5) refuses to make any record available, or to furnish a sworn statement of the record or any other information as required by section 177.27;(6) repeatedly fails to post a summary of sections 177.21 to 177.44 or a copy or summary of the applicable rules as required by section 177.31;(7) pays or agrees to pay wages at a rate less than the rate required under sections 177.21 to 177.44;(8) refuses to allow adequate time from work as required by section 177.253; or(9) otherwise violates any provision of sections 177.21 to 177.44.Subd. 2.Fine. An employer shall be fined not less than $700 nor more than $3,000 if convicted of discharging or otherwise discriminating against any employee because: (1) the employee has complained to the employer or to the department that wages have not been paid in accordance with sections 177.21 to 177.435;(2) the employee has instituted or will institute a proceeding under or related to sections 177.21 to 177.435; or(3) the employee has testified or will testify in any proceeding. History:1973 c 721 s 12; 1982 c 424 s 54; 1983 c 209 s 4; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; art 4 s 1; 1Sp1985 c 13 s 281; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 559 s 2; 2009 c 78 art 5 s 5
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  • 177.32 PENALTIES.

    Subdivision 1.Misdemeanors.

    An employer who does any of the following is guilty of a misdemeanor:

    (1) hinders or delays the commissioner in the performance of duties required under sections 177.21 to 177.435;

    (2) refuses to admit the commissioner to the place of business or employment of the employer, as required by section 177.27, subdivision 1;

    (3) repeatedly fails to make, keep, and preserve records as required by section 177.30;

    (4) falsifies any record;

    (5) refuses to make any record available, or to furnish a sworn statement of the record or any other information as required by section 177.27;

    (6) repeatedly fails to post a summary of sections 177.21 to 177.44 or a copy or summary of the applicable rules as required by section 177.31;

    (7) pays or agrees to pay wages at a rate less than the rate required under sections 177.21 to 177.44;

    (8) refuses to allow adequate time from work as required by section 177.253; or

    (9) otherwise violates any provision of sections 177.21 to 177.44.

    Subd. 2.Fine.

    An employer shall be fined not less than $700 nor more than $3,000 if convicted of discharging or otherwise discriminating against any employee because:

    (1) the employee has complained to the employer or to the department that wages have not been paid in accordance with sections 177.21 to 177.435;

    (2) the employee has instituted or will institute a proceeding under or related to sections 177.21 to 177.435; or

    (3) the employee has testified or will testify in any proceeding.

    History:

    1973 c 721 s 12; 1982 c 424 s 54; 1983 c 209 s 4; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; art 4 s 1; 1Sp1985 c 13 s 281; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 559 s 2; 2009 c 78 art 5 s 5

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