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                            CHAPTER 199-S.F.No. 1344 
                  An act relating to employment; regulating payment of 
                  wages; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 
                  181.03. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 181.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           181.03 [CERTAIN ACTS RELATING TO PAYMENT OF WAGES 
        UNLAWFUL.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PROHIBITED PRACTICES.] An employer may 
        not, directly or indirectly and with intent to defraud: 
           (1) cause any employee to give a receipt for wages for a 
        greater amount than that actually paid to the employee for 
        services rendered; 
           (2) directly or indirectly demand or receive from any 
        employee any rebate or refund from the wages owed the employee 
        under contract of employment with the employer; or 
           (3) in any manner make or attempt to make it appear that 
        the wages paid to any employee were greater than the amount 
        actually paid to the employee.  
           Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONS.] Except as otherwise provided in 
        section 181.13, an employer or a person, firm, corporation, or 
        association may not alter the method of payment, timing of 
        payment, or procedures for payment of commissions earned through 
        the last day of employment after the employee has resigned or 
        been terminated if the result is to delay or reduce the amount 
        of payment. 
           Subd. 3.  [CIVIL ACTION.] An employer who violates this 
        section is liable in a civil action brought by the employee for 
        twice the amount in dispute. 
           Presented to the governor May 25, 2001 
           Signed by the governor May 29, 2001, 11:24 a.m.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota Revisor of Statutes