House Study Bill 604 - Introduced SENATE/HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BILL) A BILL FOR An Act relating to injunctions issued to employers for certain 1 violations of the state unemployment insurance law. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5399DP (1) 88 je/rn
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 96.14, subsection 16, Code 2020, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 16. Injunction upon nonpayment. Any employer or employing 3 unit refusing or failing to make and file required reports , 4 records, or to pay any contributions, interest, or penalty 5 under the provisions of this chapter , after ten days’ written 6 notice sent by the department to the employer’s or employing 7 unit’s last known address by certified mail, may be enjoined 8 from operating any business in the state while in violation 9 of this chapter upon the complaint of the department in the 10 district court of a county in which the employer or employing 11 unit has or had a place of business within the state, and 12 any temporary injunction enjoining the continuance of such 13 business may be granted without notice and without a bond being 14 required from the department. Such injunction may enjoin any 15 employer or employing unit from operating a business unit 16 until the delinquent contributions, interest, or penalties 17 shall have been made and filed or paid; or the employer shall 18 have furnished a good and sufficient bond conditioned upon the 19 payment of such delinquencies in such an amount and containing 20 such terms as may be determined by the court; or the employer 21 has entered into a plan for the liquidation of the business to 22 pay for such delinquencies as the court may approve, provided 23 that such injunction may be reinstated upon the employer’s 24 failure to comply with the terms of said plan. 25 EXPLANATION 26 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 27 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 28 This bill provides that an employer or employing unit 29 subject to unemployment insurance that refuses or fails to make 30 and file required records is subject to a possible injunction 31 by the department of workforce development for the violation. 32 The bill modifies a reference to plans for liquidation of 33 deficiencies relating to unemployment insurance by an employer 34 or employing unit to specify that such a plan is for the 35 -1- LSB 5399DP (1) 88 je/rn 1/ 2
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ liquidation of a business to pay for such deficiencies. 1 -2- LSB 5399DP (1) 88 je/rn 2/ 2