Legislation

Search OpenLegislation Statutes
This entry was published on 2014-09-22
The selection dates indicate all change milestones for the entire volume, not just the location being viewed. Specifying a milestone date will retrieve the most recent version of the location before that date.
SECTION 680
Penalties
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 19-A
§ 680. Penalties. 1. Discrimination against employee. Any employer or
his agent, or the officer or agent of any corporation, who discharges or
in any other manner discriminates against any employee because such
employee has made a complaint to his employer, or to the commissioner or
his authorized representative, that he has not been paid in accordance
with the provisions of this article, or because such employee has caused
to be instituted a proceeding under or related to this article, or
because such employee has testified or is about to testify in an
investigation or proceeding under this article, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor and upon conviction be punished by a fine of not less than
fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.

2. Payment of less than minimum wage. Any employer or his agent, or
the officer or agent of any corporation, who pays or agrees to pay to
any employee less than the wage applicable under this article shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction be punished by a fine of not
less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or by
imprisonment of not less than ten nor more than ninety days or by both
such fine and imprisonment, and each payment to any employee in any week
of less than the wage applicable under this article shall constitute a
separate offense.

3. Failure to keep records. Any employer or his agent, or the officer
or agent of any corporation, who fails to keep the records required
under this article or to furnish such records or any information
required to be furnished under this article to the commissioner or his
authorized representative upon request, or who hinders or delays the
commissioner or his authorized representative in the performance of his
duties in the enforcement of this article, or refuses to admit the
commissioner or his authorized representative to any place of
employment, or falsifies any such records or refuses to make such
records accessible to the commissioner or his authorized representative,
or refuses to furnish a sworn statement of such records or any other
information required for the proper enforcement of this article to the
commissioner or his authorized representative, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor and upon conviction be punished by a fine of not less than
fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and each day's failure
to keep the records required under this article or to furnish such
records or information to the commissioner or his authorized
representative shall constitute a separate offense.