language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 48-H.F.No. 324 An act relating to employment; regulating an employee's lien for wages; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 514.59. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 514.59, is amended to read: 514.59 [WAGES, LIEN AS AGAINST SEIZURE.] Every employee has a lien upon all the property of that person's employer, as against any attachment or execution levied thereon, for the security of the employee's wages earned within the six months last preceding, to an amount not exceeding $1,000 or five weeks net wages, whichever is greater, subject to a maximum of $3,000. For purposes of this section, "wages" includes payments required to be made to a vacation or health, welfare, or pension fund on behalf of the employee. The lien shall not be affected by any agreement with the employer to waive the lien, and shall be preferred to mortgages, judgments, and other liens which attach after the beginning of the labor or services by which the wages were earned. Presented to the governor May 2, 1991 Signed by the governor May 6, 1991, 11:12 a.m.