2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 27 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 3 - UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
ARTICLE 7 - PENALTIES
SECTION 27-3-706 - Experience rating manipulation; penalties.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 27-3-706 (2018)

27-3-706. Experience rating manipulation; penalties.

(a) A person who knowingly, or with deliberate ignorance or reckless disregard of the true facts or the requirements of this act, violates or attempts to violate W.S. 27-3-507 or any other provision of this act related to determining the assignment of a contribution rate, or who knowingly advises another to violate the requirements of W.S. 27-3-507 or any other provision of this act related to determining the assignment of a contribution rate, shall be subject to the following penalties:

(i) A person who is an employer shall be assigned, for the rate year during which the noncompliance or misrepresentation occurred and for the following three (3) rate years, the highest rate assignable under W.S. 27-3-503. If the person's business is already at the highest rate for any year, or if the amount of increase in the person's rate would be less than two percent (2%) for that year, then a penalty rate of two percent (2%) of taxable wages shall be imposed for that year. This penalty may exceed the maximum assignable rate;

(ii) A person who is not an employer shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00). Funds received by the division under this paragraph shall be paid over to the state treasurer to be credited to the public school fund of the county in which the violation for which the penalty imposed occurred;

(iii) In addition to the penalty imposed pursuant to paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this subsection, any violation or attempted violation of W.S. 27-3-507 or any other provision of this act related to determining the assignment of a contribution rate may be prosecuted as a felony punishable by a fine of not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or both. The fine under this paragraph shall be paid over to the state treasurer to be credited to the public school fund of the county in which the violation for which the penalty imposed occurred.

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