LD 616 – LD 616 An Act To Increase Accountability for Wage Violations

Rep. Collings-D This bill amends the law regarding employment practices by increasing the fine for a violation of certain state wage and benefits laws to $500 for the first violation and at least $500 but not more than $2,500 for each subsequent violation.  It amends the law regarding employees’ remedies to provide that in a judgment for an employee an additional amount of twice the unpaid wages must be awarded the employee.  It also provides ongoing funds for 4 Labor and Safety Inspector positions within the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards, wage and hour division beginning October 1, 2021
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