2020 Mississippi Code
Title 71 - Labor and Industry
Chapter 5 - Unemployment Compensation
Article 7 - Contributions
§ 71-5-375. Contributions a lien

Universal Citation: MS Code § 71-5-375 (2020)

The contributions required by this chapter shall be a lien upon the property of any employer subject to its provisions who shall sell out his business or stock of goods, or who shall quit business, or whose property used or acquired in the business shall be sold under voluntary conveyance or under foreclosure, execution, attachment, distraint, or other judicial proceedings. Such employer shall, within ten (10) days before the happening of any of the above contingencies, be required to file such reports as the commission shall prescribe and to pay the contributions required by this chapter with respect to wages payable for employment up to the date of the happening of such contingency. The purchaser or successor in business shall withhold sufficient of the purchase money to cover the amount of contributions due and unpaid, until such time as such employer shall produce a receipt from the commission showing that the contributions have been paid or a certificate that no contributions are due. If such purchaser or successor shall fail to withhold purchase money as above provided, and the contributions shall not be paid within the ten (10) days specified above, such purchaser or successor shall be personally liable for the payment of the contributions accrued and unpaid on account of the operation of the business by the former owner.

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