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268.192 Protection of rights and benefits.

Subdivision 1. Waiver of rights void. Any agreement by an individual to waive, release, or commute rights to benefits or any other rights under sections 268.03 to 268.23 shall be void. Any agreement by an employee to pay all or any portion of an employer's taxes, shall be void. No employer shall directly or indirectly make or require or accept any deduction from wages to pay the employer's taxes, require or accept any waiver of any right or in any manner obstruct or impede an application or continued claim for benefits. Any employer or officer or agent of any employer who violates any portion of this subdivision shall, for each offense, be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Subd. 2. No assignment of benefits; exemptions. Any assignment, pledge, or encumbrance of any right to benefits which are or may become due or payable under sections 268.03 to 268.23 shall be void; and such rights to benefits shall be exempt from levy, execution, attachment, or any other remedy provided for the collection of debt; and benefits received by any individual so long as they are not mingled with other funds of the recipient shall be exempt from any remedy for the collection of all debts, except debts incurred for necessaries furnished to such individual or a spouse or dependents during the time when such individual was unemployed. Any waiver of any exemption provided for in this subdivision shall be void.

HIST: Ex1936 c 2 s 15; 1941 c 554 s 14; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1; 1996 c 417 s 31; 1997 c 66 s 79; 1998 c 265 s 39

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