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Every employer subject to sections 177.21 to 177.35 must make and keep a record of:
(1) the name, address, and occupation of each employee;
(2) the rate of pay, and the amount paid each pay period to each employee;
(3) the hours worked each day and each workweek by the employee; and
(4) other information the commissioner finds necessary and appropriate to enforce sections
177.21 to 177.35. The records must be kept for three years in or near the premises where an
employee works.
The commissioner may fine an employer up to $1,000 for each failure to maintain records
as required by this section. This penalty is in addition to any penalties provided under section
177.32, subdivision 1. In determining the amount of a civil penalty under this subdivision, the
appropriateness of such penalty to the size of the employer's business and the gravity of the
violation shall be considered.
History: 1973 c 721 s 10; 1982 c 424 s 52; 1983 c 209 s 2; 1984 c 628 art 4 s 1; 1987 c
329 s 21; 1996 c 386 s 7

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