DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Wage payment and sales to employees. Permits a wage assignment for payment for: (1) certain uniforms; and (2) tools and portable equipment. Increases from $800 to $3,000 the amount of the maximum wage claim for which the commissioner of the department of labor may take an assignment. Repeals and relocates language making it a Class C infraction for an employer to sell merchandise or supplies to an employee for a price higher than the price at which the merchandise or supplies are sold to the public. Repeals a chapter concerning the regulation of wage payments, which includes: (1) a provision requiring an employer to pay employees in commercial paper; (2) a duplicate provision concerning frequency of wage payments; (3) a provision containing language concerning liens of laborers; and (4) language in conflict with other laws concerning the later payment of wages.