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Sec. 645. (1) The director may file a complaint in the circuit court for the county in which the employer is located, or in the circuit court for Ingham county, requesting the relief permitted by this section against an employer that has failed, at any time within the immediately preceding 3 years, to comply with section 611. 1
(2) If the director's complaint alleges that the employer's liability is currently uninsured, there shall immediately be served on the employer an order to show cause why the employer should not be restrained from employing any person in his or her business pending the proceedings or until the employer shall have satisfied the court that the employer has complied with the provisions of section 171 or 611. 2 The order to show cause shall be returnable before the court at a time to be fixed in the order not less than 24 hours nor more than 7 days after its issuance.
(3) Upon a complaint filed pursuant to subsection (1), an injunction shall be issued unless the employer proves that he or she is not subject to the provisions of this act or furnishes a surety company bond in an amount to secure all of the liability of the employer under this act. An injunction issued against an employer under this subsection shall perpetually enjoin the employer from employing any person in his or her business at any time the employer is not complying with section 171 or 611.
(4) The director's complaint may seek a civil fine of not more than $1,000.00 per day against an employer who has failed, at any time within the immediately preceding 3 years, to comply with section 611, whether or not the employer is currently in noncompliance. A civil fine shall be assessed by the court of not more than $1,000.00 for each day the court finds the employer not to have been in compliance with section 611.
(5) A civil fine collected pursuant to this section shall be paid to the worker's compensation administrative revolving fund established by section 835a. 3
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 418. Worker's Disability Compensation § 418.645 - last updated February 09, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mi/chapter-418-workers-disability-compensation/mi-comp-laws-418-645/
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