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Private of. SEC. 9. No person, firm or corporation where a free employfices.
ment office is located shall open, operate or maintain a private employment agency for hire or where a fee is charged to either
applicants for employment or for help, without first having othLicense. tained a license from the secretary of state, for which license
he shall pay one hundred dollars per annum; and no such private agent shall print, publish, or cause to be printed or published, or paint on any sign, window or newspaper publication, a name similar to that of the Wisconsin free employment offices. And any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this act, or any part thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction such person, firm or, if a corporation, all the
officers thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars. Removal Sec. 10. Whenever, in the opinion of the commissioner of the superintend- bureau of labor and industrial statistics, the superintendent of
any free employment office is not duly diligent in the performance of his duties he may summon such superintendent to appear before him to show cause why he sliould not be recommended to the governor for removal, and unless such cause is clearly shown the said commissioner may so recommend. In considering such a case, a low percentage of positions secured to applicants for situations and help registered, lack of intelligent interest in the work, or a general inaptitude or inefficiency may be deemed by said commissioner sufficient to recommend a removal. And if, in the opinion of the governor, such lack of efficiency can not be remedied by reproval and discipline, he shall remove such person from office as recommended by said commissioner : Provided. That the governor may at any time remove any superintendent or clerk for cause.
ARTICLE 1.-Rights of labor to be protected. Protective SECTION 22. The rights of labor shall have just protection laws to be
through laws calculated to secure to the laborer proper rewards passed.
for his service and to promote the industrial welfare of the State.
ARTICLE 9.—Mine regulations. Omice of in- SECTION 1. There shall be established and maintained the mines to be office of inspector of mines, the duties and salary of which shall established. be prescribed by law. When said office shall be established, the
governor shall, with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint thereto a person proven in the manner provided by law to be
competent and practical, whose term of office shall be two years. Mining to be
SEC. 2. The legislature shall provide by law for the proper regulated.
development, ventilation, drainage and operation of all mines in
this State. Employment SEC. 3. No boy under the age of fourteen years and no woman of women and children.
or girl of any age shall be employed or permitted to be in or about any coal, iron or other dangerous mines for the purpose of employment therein: Prorided, howerer, This provision shall not affect the employment of a boy or female of suitable age in an office or in the performance of clerical work at such mine or
colliery. Right of ac- SEC. 4. For any injury to person or property caused by willful tion for inju- failure to comply with the provisions of this article, or laws ries.
passed in pursuance hereof, a right of action shall accrue to the party injured, for the damage sustained thereby, and in all cases in this state, whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action to recover damages in respect thereof, the person who, or the corporation which would have been liable, if death
had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and the legislature shall provide by law at its first session for the manner in which the right of action in respect thereto shall be enforced.
SEC. 6. There shall be a State geologist, who shall be appointed State geoloby the governor of the State, with the advice and consent of the gist. senate.
said State geologist shall ex officio perform the duties of inspector of mines until otherwise provided by law.
ARTICLE 10.—Limitation and waiver of right to damages. SECTION 4. No law shall be enacted limiting the amount of Damages for
injuries. damages to be recovered for causing the injury or death of any person. Any contract or agreement with any employee waiving any right to recover damages for causing the death or injury of any employee shall be void.
ARTICLE 10.—Cooperative associations. SECTION 10. The legislature shall provide by suitable legisla- Incorporation
to be provided tion for the organization of mutual and cooperative associations for. or corporations.
ARTICLE 19.—Hours of labor. SECTION 1. Eight (8) hours actual work shall constitute a lawful Eight hours a day's work in all mines, and on all State and municipal works.
day's labor. ARTICLE 19.-Employment of aliens on public works. SECTION 1. No person not a citizen of the United States or who Aliens not to has not declared his intention to become such, shall be employed be employed. upon or in connection with any State, county or municipal works or employment.
SEC. 2. The legislature shall, by appropriate legislation, see that Enforcement. the provisions of the foregoing section are enforced.
ARTICLE 19.—Boards of arbitration. SECTION 1. The legislature shall establish courts of arbitration, Courts to be whose duty it shall be to hear, and determine all differences, and established. controversies between organizations or associations of laborers, and their employers, which shall be submitted to them in such manner as the legislature may provide. ARTICLE 19.-Contracts of employees waiving right to damages. SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, company or cor
Contracts poration, to require of its servants or employees as a condition of to damages.
waiving right their employment, or otherwise, any contractor agreement, whereby such person[,] company or corporation shall be released or discharged from liability or responsibility, on account of personal injuries received by such servants or employees, while in the service of such person, company or corporation, by reason of the negligence of such person, company or corporation, or the agents or employees thereof, and such contracts shall be absolutely null and void.
8. No person shall attempt to influence the vote of any elector Attempting to by means of
discharging from em- influence vote. ployment,
TITLE 7.--Miners' hospital.
Location and SECTION 660. The State charitable institution located at Rock name.
Springs, Wyoming, originally known and designated as the W yo ming State Miners' Hospital, shall be known and designated as
“ The Wyoming General Hospital.” Object.
Sec. 661. The object of said hospital shall be to provide suste nance, care and medical and surgical attention for all miners who shall become disabled or incapacitated to labor while working in the mines of the State, and who shall be in need of such suste nance, care or medical or surgical attention, and to such other persons as may be admitted under the laws, rules and regulations
established for the government thereof. Board of vis
SEC. 662. A board of visitors for said hospital, to consist of three itors.
persons, shall be appointed by the governor of the State in January of each year. It shall be the duty of the board of visitors to make a personal examination into the state and condition of said hospital and all its affairs twice at least in each year, and to report the result to the governor, suggesting such improvements as they may deem proper, which report shall be submitted to the legislature at its next session. Such board of visitors shall receive
no compensation for their services. Charges for
SEC. 063. It shall be the duty of the board of charities and retreatment.
form to establish a schedule of charges for care and treatment of patients which all persons treated at said hospital shall be required to pay, except in cases where such person or persons shall be adjudged a subject of charity under such rules as said board may adopt, for the government of said institution : Prorided, however, Said board shall have power, and is hereby empowered to establish a schedule of charges so that members of any soeiety, or any class of individuals may, by the payment of an annual sum, be entitled to the benefits of care, and treatment at said institute [institution), and any person who shall comply with the requirements of this section, and the rules of the board, adopted in conformity to the provisions of this section, shall be entitled to the
benefits of said institution, Revenues. SEC. 664. All revenues derived from the said hospital and all
moneys received for the care of patients therein, shall be turned over to the State treasurer, and shall become a part of the fund known as the “ State Hospital Maintenance Fund," and all such sums shall be and the same are hereby appropriated and shall be used for the payment of the salaries and wages of officers and employees of the Wyoming General Hospital, and to pay other expenses incurred in the conduct, maintenance and support of the said hospital and for the care of patients therein.
TITLE 13.—Hours of labor on public roads.
Eight hours a SECTION 1943. day's labor.
any person liable to pay such poll or road tax, may work out the said tax under the direction of the supervisor of the district or other proper officer in an incorporated town or city, where such person resides, and he shall be allowed for such work the sum of two dollars for each day's work of eight hours.
TITLE 16.—Employment of children, Acrobatic and
SECTION 2289. It shall be unlawful for any person having the mendicant OCcupations.
care, custody or control of any child under the age of fourteen years to exhibit, use or employ, or in any manner, or under any pretense, sell, apprentice, give away, let out or otherwise dispose of any such child to any person, in or for the vocation or occupation, service or purpose of singing, playing on musical instruments, dancing, rope or wire walking, begging or peddling, or as a gymnast, contortionist, rider or acrobat, in any place whatsoever; or as an actor or performer in any concert hall or room where intoxicating liquors are sold or given away, or in any variety theater,
or for any illegal, obscene, indecent or immoral purpose, exhibition or practice whatsoever; or for or in any business exhibition or vocation, injurious to the health or dangerous to the life or limb of such child, or cause, procure or encourage such child to engage therein. Nothing in this section contained shall apply to or affect the enıployment or use of any child as a singer or musician in any church, school or academy, or at any respectable entertainment, or the teaching or learning the science or practice of music. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, receive, hire, employ, use, exhibit or have in custody any child, under the age, and for the purposes prohibited in this section.
Sec. 2295. Any person who shall take, receive, hire or employ, Employment either in his or her own behalf, or as the agent, servant or em- of women and ployee of any person, persons, association of persons, copartner- mines.
children in ship, company, corporation, any boy or male child under the age of fourteen years, or any woman or girl of any age, or shall allow or permit the said persons to be in or about any coal, iron or other dangerous mine, or underground works or dangerous place whatsoever in this State, for the purpose of employment therein or thereabouts, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars to which may be added imprisonment in the county jail not more than six months : Provided, Proviso. however, That the provisions of this section shall not affect or apply to the employment of a boy or female of suitable age in an office, or in the performance of clerical work at such mine, colliery or place.
TITLE 17.-Wages preferred—In assignments. SECTION 2482. No assignment for the benefit of creditors shall Wages to be give any eference of one debt or class of debts over any other paid first. debt or class of debts, and any such provision in any assignment for the benefit of creditors shall be null and void; save and except that in all cases of assignment under this chapter, the wages of employees of the assignor for the period of three months prior to the date of assignment shall be and constitute preferred claims over all and singular other claims against such estate, and shall be first paid out of the assets of the estate of the assignor.
TITLE 17.-Eremption of wages-Unlawful assignment of claims.
SECTION 2516. It is hereby declared unlawful for any creditor Assignments or other holder of any evidence of debt, book account, or claim to evade ex. of any name or nature against any laborer, servant, clerk, or
emptions. other employee of any corporation, firm or individual in this State for the purpose below stated, to sell, assign, transfer, or by any means dispose of any such claim, book account, bill or debt of any name or nature whatever, to any person or persons, firm, corporation or institution, or to institute elsewhere than in this State, or prosecute any suit or action for any such claim or debt against any such laborer, servant, clerk or employee, by any process seeking to seize, attach or garnishee the wages of such person or persons earned within sixty days prior to the commencement of such proceedings for the purpose of avoiding the effect of the laws of the State of Wyoming concerning exemptions.
SEC. 2517. It is hereby declared unlawful for any person or Aiding. persons to aid, assist, abet, or counsel a violation of the foregoing section for any purpose whatever.
SEC. 2518. In any proceeding, civil or criminal, growing out of Evidence. a breach of the provisions of this chapter, proof of the institution of a suit or service of garnishment summons by any persons, firm or individual in any court of any State or Territory other than this State, to seize by process of garnishment or otherwise any of the wages of such persons as defined in sections two thousand five hundred and sixteen and two thousand five hundred and seventeen shall be deemed prima facie evidence of
an invasion of the laws of the State of Wyoming, and a breach of the provisions of this chapter on the part of the creditor or
resident in Wyoming causing the same to be done. Penalty. SEC. 2519. Any person, firm, company or corporation, or business
institution guilty of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to the party so injured for the amount of the debt sold, assigned, transferred, garnished, or sued upon, with all costs and expenses, and a reasonable attorney's fee to be recorered in any court of competent jurisdiction in this State, and shall further be liable by prosecution to punishment by a fine not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution.
TITLE 17.-Contracts for labor-Alien labor. Terms limited.
SECTION 2520. No contract made for labor or services with any alien or foreigner previous to the time that such alien or foreigner may come into the State shall be enforced within this State for any
period after six months from the date of such contract. Recovery by SEC. 2521. Any alien or foreigner who shall hereafter perform allen.
labor or services for any person or persons, company or corporation within this State, shall be entitled to recover from such person or persons, company or corporation, a reasonable compensation for such labor or services, notwithstanding such person or persons, company or corporation may have paid any other party or parties for the same; and in actions for the price of such labor or services, no defense shall be admitted to the effect that the defendant or defendants had contracted with other parties who had, or pretended to have, power or authority to hire out the labor or services of such party or parties, or to receive the pay or price for such labor or services.
TITLE 17.-Contracts of employees waiving right to damages. Contracts SECTION 2522. It shall be unlawful for any person, company or waiving right corporation to require of its servants or employees, as a condito damages.
tion of their employment or otherwise, any contract or agree.
office. Discharging SECTION 2523. Any company, corporation or individual, who employees for shall discharge or cause to leave his or her or their employ, tempocandidacy.
rarily or permanently, any person or persons because they have been nominated as a candidate for any position of honor, trust or emolument, to be voted for at any election held in pursuance of the laws of this State; or any person, or agent or officer of any company or corporation who shall cause or attempt to cause any person or persons nominated as candidates at any election to withdraw or refrain from accepting such nomination by threatening loss of employment, business or patronage, if they accept such candidacy, or shall make it a condition of employment, business or patronage that such candidacy shall not be accepted, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.
TITLE 17.-Trade-marks of trade unions, etc. Adoption of SECTION 2526. Any person, association or union may adopt a trade-mark. label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement not previously
owned or adopted by any other person, association or union, and