SB 390 (employee wage withholdings, failure to remit) amending Labor Code § 227 concerning employee wage withholdings, has been signed by Governor Brown:
Existing law makes it a crime for an employer to fail to make agreed-upon payments to health and welfare funds, pension funds, or various benefit plans. Existing law provides that the crime be punished as a felony or a misdemeanor, as specified, if the amount unpaid exceeds $500, and as a misdemeanor, if the amount is less than $500.
This bill would make it a crime, as described above, for an employer to fail to remit withholdings from an employee’s wages that were made pursuant to state, local, or federal law. The bill would prescribe how recovered withholdings or court-imposed restitution, if any, are to be forwarded or paid. By broadening the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
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