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    Subdivision 1. Misdemeanors. An employer who does any of the following is guilty of a
(1) hinders or delays the commissioner in the performance of duties required under sections
177.21 to 177.35;
(2) refuses to admit the commissioner to the place of business or employment of the
employer, as required by section 177.27, subdivision 1;
(3) repeatedly fails to make, keep, and preserve records as required by section 177.30;
(4) falsifies any record;
(5) refuses to make any record available, or to furnish a sworn statement of the record or any
other information as required by section 177.27;
(6) repeatedly fails to post a summary of sections 177.21 to 177.35 or a copy or summary of
the applicable rules as required by section 177.31;
(7) pays or agrees to pay wages at a rate less than the rate required under sections 177.21
to 177.35;
(8) refuses to allow adequate time from work as required by section 177.253; or
(9) otherwise violates any provision of sections 177.21 to 177.35.
    Subd. 2. Fine. An employer shall be fined not less than $700 nor more than $3,000 if
convicted of discharging or otherwise discriminating against any employee because:
(1) the employee has complained to the employer or to the department that wages have not
been paid in accordance with sections 177.21 to 177.35;
(2) the employee has instituted or will institute a proceeding under or related to sections
177.21 to 177.35; or
(3) the employee has testified or will testify in any proceeding.
History: 1973 c 721 s 12; 1982 c 424 s 54; 1983 c 209 s 4; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; art 4 s 1;
1Sp1985 c 13 s 281; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 559 s 2

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