2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 27 - Labor and Employment
Chapter 4 - Wages
Article 5 - Collection of Unpaid Wages
Section 27-4-504 - Investigation and Determination of Unpaid Wage Claims; Hearing; Orders; Collection of Unpaid Wages.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 27-4-504 (2019)

27-4-504. Investigation and determination of unpaid wage claims; hearing; orders; collection of unpaid wages.

(a) Upon receipt of a written claim for unpaid wages, the department shall process, investigate and determine the validity of the claim.

(b) If either the employer or employee is aggrieved by the department's determination, the aggrieved party may request a fair hearing. The aggrieved party must file a written request for hearing within fifteen (15) calendar days of receipt of the department's determination. Upon receipt of a timely submitted request for hearing, the director shall appoint an independent hearing officer to conduct the fair hearing between the employer and employee. The fair hearing shall be conducted pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act. The hearing officer's determination shall constitute the director's final agency action.

(c) Upon a finding by the hearing officer that the unpaid wage claim is valid and either the time for judicial review has passed or the decision has been affirmed by final judicial review, the department shall order the employer to pay the amount of unpaid wages due. The department's order is not appealable or subject to judicial review. The department shall, with the assistance of the county attorney, initiate legal proceedings to collect the unpaid wages.

(d) An employer's failure to comply with a department's order is punishable by a civil fine not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each day the employer fails to comply with the order.

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