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Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 285
Employers and Employees Generally
Section 285.233

August 28, 2013


Transient employers not filing financial assurance, escrow requirements--failure of political subdivision or private entity to escrow funds, penalties--transient employer not in compliance with law, writ of attachment or injunction authorized.

285.233. 1. Any transient employer, as defined in this chapter, failing to conclusively show at any time that he has complied with the provisions of section 285.230, relating to the filing of a financial assurance instrument, shall, before beginning performance on any contract made with a political subdivision, deposit with that political subdivision an amount equal to twenty percent of labor costs as specified in such contract which will be held in escrow by the political subdivision and payable only to the department of revenue, the division of employment security or the division of workers' compensation after the actual amount of tax liability is determined. In the event that labor costs are not separately stated in the contract, the amount to be held in escrow shall be ten percent of the contract amount. Any amount remaining in the escrow fund after payments are made shall be refunded to the contractor. Failure of a political subdivision to properly escrow funds required under this section will make it ineligible to receive state funds for public works projects for a period of one year from the date the infraction is discovered.

2. Any transient employer failing to conclusively show at any time that he has complied with the provisions of section 285.230, relating to the filing of a financial assurance instrument, shall, before beginning performance on any contract made with a private entity deposit with that private entity an amount equal to twenty percent of labor costs as specified in such contract which will be held in escrow by the private entity and payable only to the department of revenue, the division of employment security or the division of workers' compensation after the actual amount of tax liability is determined. In the event that labor costs are not separately stated in the contract, the amount to be held in escrow shall be ten percent of the contract amount. Any amount remaining in the escrow fund after payments are made shall be refunded to the contractor. Failure of a private entity to properly escrow funds required under this section shall make such entity liable for the full amount of the state withholding, workers' compensation, and employment security tax liability resulting from the transient employers' contract with that private entity.

3. In addition to any other penalty, interest, or remedy imposed by this section, any transient employer that fails to post a financial assurance instrument or escrow funds as provided for in this section shall be subject to a writ of attachment as provided for in chapter 521 or any other injunctive relief provided for by law.

(L. 1991 H.B. 80 § 2)

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