CHAPTER 107

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "LABOR" RELATING TO WAGE PAYMENTS FOR RAILROAD EMPLOYEES EVERY TWO WEEKS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 19, Delaware Code is hereby amended by adding thereto a new § 703 to read as follows:

§ 703. Payment of wages for railroad employees every two weeks

(a). Every corporation or joint stock association operating a steam, electric or diesel surface railroad or engaged in the sleeping car business, and every person carrying on such a, business, by lease or otherwise, shall pay to each employee every two weeks the wages earned to a day not more than fourteen (14) days prior to the date of such payment. This section shall not apply to any person employed in a bona fide executive, administrative or professional capacity.

(b). Every corporation or joint stock association or person carrying on such a business by lease or otherwise who knowingly does not pay the wages of all its or his employees, in accordance with the provisions of this section, and the officers of such corporation or joint stock association who knowingly permit a corporation or joint stock association to violate this section by failing to pay the wages of any of its employees, in accordance with the provisions hereof, shall be fined not less than $100 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days, or both for each such offense.

Approved June 25, 1959.