The Tynecastle side have been warned that they face punishment after the league upheld the complaints by 14 players after they failed to be paid on time for three successive months.
If the wages are late once again, then disciplinary procedures will kick in.
However, the Sunday Mail has claimed that ‘the SPL board will not take a decision on what action to take, in a bid to take any vested interests out of the equation and that the decision will be delegated to a sub-committee’.
While the list of punishment varies, a points deduction has been intimated as a last resort and that a financial punishment would be more or less pointless.
The Scottish Premier League had issued the Tynecastle club a warning after complaints were handed in from the Hearts players, who still had not received their December wages at the start of this month.
However, within two hours of that judgement the wages were sent to the players, before Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov took aim at the SPL in another rant at the governing bodies in Scotland.