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181A.12 PENALTIES.
    Subdivision 1. Fines; penalty. Any employer who hinders or delays the department or its
authorized representative in the performance of its duties under sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 or
refuses to admit the commissioner or an authorized representative to any place of employment
or refuses to make certificates or lists available as required by sections 181A.01 to 181A.12, or
otherwise violates any provisions of sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 or any rules issued pursuant
thereto shall be assessed a fine to be paid to the commissioner for deposit in the general fund.
The fine may be recovered in a civil action in the name of the department brought in the district
court of the county where the violation is alleged to have occurred or the district court where the
commissioner has an office. Fines are in the amounts as follows:


(a)
employment of minors under the age of 14
(each employee)
$
500



(b)
employment of minors under the age of
16 during school hours while school is in
session (each employee)
500


(c)
employment of minors under the age of 16
before 7:00 a.m. (each employee)
500


(d)
employment of minors under the age of 16
after 9:00 p.m. (each employee)
500



(e)
employment of a high school student
under the age of 18 in violation of section
181A.04, subdivision 6 (each employee)
1,000


(f)
employment of minors under the age of 16
over eight hours a day (each employee)
500


(g)
employment of minors under the age of 16
over 40 hours a week (each employee)
500




(h)
employment of minors under the age of 18
in occupations hazardous or detrimental to
their well-being as defined by rule (each
employee)
1,000




(i)
employment of minors under the age of 16
in occupations hazardous or detrimental to
their well-being as defined by rule (each
employee)
1,000


(j)
minors under the age of 18 injured in
hazardous employment (each employee)
5,000


(k)
minors employed without proof of age
(each employee)
250
An employer who refuses to make certificates or lists available as required by sections
181A.01 to 181A.12 shall be assessed a $500 fine.
    Subd. 2. Misdemeanor. An employer or other person violating any provision of sections
181A.01 to 181A.12 excluding section 181A.04, subdivision 6, or any rules issued pursuant
thereto or assisting another in such violation is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Subd. 3. Gross misdemeanor. An employer who engages in repeated violations of
sections 181A.01 to 181A.12 excluding section 181A.04, subdivision 6, is also guilty of a
gross misdemeanor. An employer who engages in a single violation of sections 181A.01 to
181A.12excluding section 181A.04, subdivision 6, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the
violation results in the death of the minor or substantial bodily harm to the minor. For purposes of
this subdivision, "substantial bodily harm" has the meaning given in section 609.02, subdivision
7a
.
History: 1974 c 432 s 12; 1983 c 301 s 154; 1984 c 608 s 2; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1985 c
13 s 295; 1986 c 444; 1993 c 261 s 2; 2000 c 488 art 2 s 10