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571.927 PENALTY FOR RETALIATION FOR GARNISHMENT.

Subdivision 1.Prohibition.

An employer shall not discharge or otherwise discipline an employee as a result of an earnings garnishment authorized by this chapter.

Subd. 2.Remedy.

If an employer violates this section, a court may order the reinstatement of an aggrieved party who demonstrates a violation of this section, and other relief the court considers appropriate. The aggrieved party may bring a civil action within 90 days of the date of the prohibited action. If an employer-employee relationship existed before the violation of this section, the employee shall recover twice the wages lost as a result of this violation.

Subd. 3.Nonwaiver.

The rights guaranteed by this section may not be waived or altered by employment contract.