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2006 Minnesota Statutes

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    Subdivision 1. Waiver of rights void. Any agreement by an individual to waive, release, or
commute rights to unemployment benefits or any other rights under the Minnesota Unemployment
Insurance Law 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 biweekly request for
unemployment 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 unemployment benefits; exemptions. Any assignment, pledge,
or encumbrance of unemployment benefits shall be void. Unemployment benefits shall be exempt
from levy, execution, attachment, or any other remedy provided for the collection of debt. Any
waiver of this subdivision shall be void.
History: 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; 1999 c 107 s 59; 2000 c 343 s 4; 2001 c 175 s 48,52;
1Sp2003 c 3 art 2 s 20

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