Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster has revealed Hearts have not provided assurances that they will pay wages on time in future.
However, he refused to speculate on whether the Edinburgh club could be hit with a points deduction if guilty of a third breach.
"We didn't receive any guarantees that there wouldn't be a repeat," Doncaster told Sky Sports News. "Ultimately we can only judge any breach of the rules as and when it arises - look at the circumstances, hear what the club has to say, and then form a view."
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