SENATE BILL NO. 477

September 04, 2019, Introduced by Senators MCCANN, HERTEL, ANANICH, WOJNO, BRINKS, ALEXANDER, BAYER, BULLOCK, GEISS and HOLLIER and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A bill to amend 1978 PA 390, entitled

"An act to regulate the time and manner of payment of wages and fringe benefits to employees; to prescribe rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and the powers and duties of the department of labor; to require keeping of records; to provide for settlement of disputes regarding wages and fringe benefits; to prohibit certain practices by employers; to prescribe penalties and remedies; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,"

by amending section 15 (MCL 408.485).

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 15. An employer who, with the intent to defraud, fails to make payment of pay the wages and fringe benefits due an employee as provided in this act , is guilty of a misdemeanor, crime punishable as follows:

(a) For a first violation, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both.

(b) For a second or subsequent violation, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.