Increases the criminal penalties for wage theft and employee misclassification.
Establishes that any employer who knowingly and willfully violates employee misclassification laws shall be subject to the following penalties upon plea or conviction: (1) In instances of a first offense of a knowing and willful violation of this section, by imprisonment for not more than three (3) years or by a fine of not more than twice the value of the wages or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), whichever is greater, or both. (2) In instances of a second or subsequent offense of a knowing and willful violation of this section, by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years or a fine of not more than three (3)
3 times the value of the wages or twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), whichever is greater, or both.
Effective upon passage.
03/01/2023 Introduced, Referred to House Committee on Judiciary.
04/21/2023 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration.
04/22/2023 Committee postponed at request of sponsor.
05/05/2023 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/11/2023).
05/11/2023 Committee recommended measure be held for further study.
06/09/2023 Scheduled for consideration (06/12/2023).
06/12/2023 Proposed Substitute.
06/12/2023 Committee recommends passage of Sub A.
06/13/2023 Placed on House Calendar (06/14/2023).
06/14/2023 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment).
06/14/2023 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/15/2023).
06/15/2023 Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence.
06/19/2023 Transmitted to Governor.
06/22/2023 Signed by Governor.