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The Office of the Attorney General is able to take both criminal and civil enforcement actions against employers for certain violations. These include:
In most situations, the Attorney General’s Office may take enforcement action against a business that violates the law as well as individual owners, operators, and agents of the business.
Violations may result in an enforcement action even if an employer did not know the law. The Attorney General enforces these laws regardless of a worker’s immigration status.
A civil citation orders an employer to pay restitution to one or more workers and/or civil penalties. Maximum penalties range from $7,500 to $25,000 per violation, depending on whether it is the first time an employer has been cited for a violation and whether the offense is intentional.
Each failure to comply with a law during a pay period may be considered a separate violation resulting in additional penalties.
When a citation is issued, the employer has 21 days to:
An employer may also appeal a civil citation within 10 days of receipt of the citation by sending notice to both the Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA) and the Attorney General's Office.
What if an employer does not comply with a citation?
If an employer does not pay or appeal in time:
For violations of the minimum wage and overtime laws, the Attorney General may bring a private civil action on behalf of workers. If the Attorney General wins in civil court, the employer is required to pay triple damages (3 times the wages owed) to the worker, court costs, and attorney’s fees.
The Attorney General may also enforce many of these laws criminally. Employers who are found to have violated these laws in criminal court may be required to pay up to $50,000 in penalties and may be imprisoned for up to 2 years for each violation. The court may also order the employer to pay restitution to workers.
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