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Chapter 430

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  430.360.  Wages — payable when — priority of claim for. — 1.  All corporations shall make payment to their employees and other operatives, of wages due for all labor and services performed by them, within three months next preceding a demand made therefor, not exceeding one hundred dollars, in preference to any other claim, debts or demands whatsoever, not secured by specific liens on property; and such priority of payment may be enforced by civil action.

  2.  Payment of wages shall be made on or before the fifteenth day of each month for the full amount of all wages earned previous to the first day of that month, with interest at six percent, if not paid, to be added to the amount of said wages when paid or recovered by suit.

  3.  All debts due employees or operatives for wages of their labor shall have priority of payment from the money and assets of the corporations in the hands of officers or agents or any receiver or assignee, over every other claim not specifically secured.

  4.  Every corporation, officer, agent, receiver, assignee, or person holding money or assets, refusing to recognize the priority of employees' claims, shall be liable to such employees for the amount of all loss and damages occasioned by his unlawfully withholding the money.


(RSMo 1939 § 5063)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4587; 1919 § 9779; 1909 § 3019


Laborers and servants preferred creditors, when, 513.055 to 513.065

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