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102.60 Minor illegally employed.

(1m) When the injury is sustained by a minor who is illegally employed, the employer, in addition to paying compensation to the minor and death benefits to the dependents of the minor, shall pay the following amounts into the state treasury, for deposit in the fund established under s. 102.65 :

(a)
An amount equal to the amount recoverable by the injured employee, but not to exceed $7,500, if the injured employee is a minor of permit age and at the time of the injury is employed, required, suffered, or permitted to work without a written permit issued under ch. 103 , except as provided in pars. (b) to (d) .
(b)
An amount equal to double the amount recoverable by the injured employee, but not to exceed $15,000, if the injured employee is a minor of permit age and at the time of the injury is employed, required, suffered, or permitted to work without a permit in any place of employment or at any employment in or for which the department acting under ch. 103 , has adopted a written resolution providing that permits shall not be issued.
(c)
An amount equal to double the amount recoverable by the injured employee, but not to exceed $15,000, if the injured employee is a minor of permit age or older and at the time of the injury is employed, required, suffered, or permitted to work at prohibited employment.
(d)
An amount equal to double the amount recoverable by the injured employee, but not to exceed $15,000, if the injured employee is a minor under permit age and is illegally employed.
(5)
(a) A permit or certificate of age that is unlawfully issued by an officer specified in ch. 103 , or that is unlawfully altered after issuance, without fraud on the part of the employer, shall be considered a permit for purposes of this section.
(b)
If the employer is misled in employing a minor illegally because of fraudulent written evidence of age presented by the minor, the employer is not required to pay the amounts specified in sub. (1m) .
(7)
This section does not apply to a person selling or distributing newspapers or magazines on the street or from house to house if the agency or publisher for whom the person sells or distributes newspapers or magazines establishes by affirmative proof that at the time of the injury the person was not employed with the actual or constructive knowledge of the agency or publisher.

(8) This section does not apply to liability arising under s. 102.06 unless the employer sought to be charged knew or should have known that the minor was illegally employed by the contractor or subcontractor.

History: 1975 c. 147 s. 57 ; 1975 c. 199 ; 1977 c. 29 , 195 ; 2005 a. 172 ; 2009 a. 206 ; 2015 a. 180 ; 2017 a. 11 .



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