2015 Mississippi Code
Title 71 - LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 1 - EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE
§ 71-1-39 - Trade checks must be paid in cash

MS Code § 71-1-39 (2015) What's This?

All persons, firms, or corporations engaged in manufacturing and issuing trade checks, coupons, or other instruments of writing in payment for labor shall, on or after the regular pay day, cash said check or checks so issued at their face value less any amount that may be due by the party to whom issued. Any such person, firm, or corporation so engaged in manufacturing and failing to settle such claim as herein required shall be liable to pay to the holder thereof twenty-five per cent. (25%) on the face of said check as damages in the event any suit or action shall be brought to enforce the payment thereof. This section shall only apply when the amount claimed is One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00) or less.

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