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299F.098 PENALTIES.

(a) An employer who violates a provision of sections 299F.091 to 299F.099 or a rule or order adopted or made under the authority of those sections, that is determined by rule not to be a violation of a serious nature, may be assessed a fine not to exceed $1,000.

(b) An employer who violates a provision of sections 299F.091 to 299F.099 or a rule or order adopted or made under the authority of those sections, that is determined by rule to be of a serious nature, must be assessed a fine not to exceed $1,000 for each violation.

(c) An employer who is convicted of knowingly making a false statement, representation, or certification in an application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained under sections 299F.091 to 299F.099 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

(d) An employer who is convicted of willfully or repeatedly violating the requirements of sections 299F.091 to 299F.099 or a rule or order adopted or made under those sections is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

(e) The penalties provided by this section may be imposed in a criminal action in the name of the state brought in the district court of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred or the district court where the commissioner has an office. Fines imposed under sections 299F.091 to 299F.099 must be paid to the commissioner of public safety and deposited in the general fund.

(f) No employer may be convicted for violating sections 299F.091 to 299F.099 or a rule or order made or issued under those sections unless the employer was notified of the violation in writing and given a reasonable time to comply.