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SF 444

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/03/2015 08:22am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to employers; regulating payment of wages using a payroll card account;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 177.255, subdivision 6.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 177.255, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Written consent.

new text begin(a) new text endThe employer may initiate payment of wages to an
employee by electronic fund transfer to a payroll card account only deleted text beginafter the employee
has voluntarily consented in writing to that method of payment.
deleted text endnew text begin pursuant to this section.
Except as required under paragraph (b),
new text end consent to payment of wages by electronic
fund transfer to a payroll card account shall not be a condition of hire or of continued
employment. The written consent signed by the employee must include the terms and
conditions of the payroll card account option as provided in subdivision 5. A copy of the
signed written consent must be provided to the employee and be retained by the employer.

new text begin (b) The employer may require employees to receive payment of wages through a
payroll card if the employer has provided the employees with a form indicating that failure
to return the form within 30 days with the account information necessary to implement
direct deposit under section 177.23, subdivision 4, clause (3), will be presumed to indicate
consent to receiving wages through a payroll card. If an employee is currently paid by
direct deposit or by check on a bank convertible into cash on demand at full face value,
the method of payment shall not be changed to payroll card without written consent of the
employee under paragraph (a).
new text end