Labor and Labor Relations
Temporary Disability Insurance — General Provisions
R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-39-24
§ 28-39-24. False representations to avoid contributions — Failure to produce evidence — Inducing waiver of rights.
Any individual, or employing unit or its agent, who willfully makes a false statement or representation to avoid becoming or remaining subject thereto, or to avoid or reduce any contribution or other payment required of an employing unit under chapters 39 — 41 of this title, or who willfully fails or refuses to appear or to testify or produce records as lawfully required hereunder, or who tries to induce any individual to waive any right under those chapters, shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not less than twenty dollars ($20.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200), or by imprisonment not longer than sixty (60) days, or by both that fine and imprisonment. Each false statement or representation, and each day of that failure or refusal, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. If the employer in question is a corporation, every officer of the corporation who knowingly participates in any violation specified in this section shall be subject to these penalties.
History of Section.
P.L. 1942, ch. 1200, § 12; P.L. 1949, ch. 2176, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-39-24.