383-142 Employing units. Any employing unit or any officer or agent of an employing unit or any other person who makes a false statement or representation knowing it to be false, or who knowingly fails to disclose a material fact, to prevent or reduce the payment of benefits to any individual entitled thereto, or to avoid becoming or remaining a subject employer or to avoid or reduce any contribution or other payment required from an employing unit under this chapter or under the unemployment compensation law of any state or of the federal government, or who wilfully fails or refuses to make any such contributions or other payment or to furnish any reports required hereunder or to produce or permit the inspection or copying of records as required hereunder, or who wilfully fails to establish, maintain, or preserve records of all individuals in the employer's employ that show the total amount of wages paid for each pay-period to each individual while in the employer's employ, or who wilfully fails to establish, maintain, or preserve any other record, as required by this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted hereunder, shall be charged with a misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of not more than $10,000; and each false statement or representation or failure to disclose a material fact, or failure to establish, maintain, or preserve records, and each day of such a failure or refusal shall constitute a separate offense. [L 1939, c 219, 14(b)(3), (4); am L 1941, c 304, 1, pt of subs 36; RL 1945, 4289; RL 1955, 93-141; HRS 383-142; am L 2005, c 114, 2]


Cross References


Perjury and related offenses, see chapter 710, pt V.

Tampering with government records, see 710-1017.



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