The commissioner or an authorized representative may enter and inspect places of
employment, during normal working hours, and investigate facts, conditions, practices or matters
as the commissioner deems appropriate to enforce the laws within the commissioner's jurisdiction.
The commissioner or an authorized representative may issue subpoenas, take testimony, compel
the attendance of witnesses, and shall have authority to administer oaths and take testimony
under oath, but no person shall be compelled to attend as a witness unless paid the fees provided
for witnesses in the district court.
History: (4050) 1913 c 518 s 8; 1919 c 110 s 1; 1961 c 560 s 16; 1975 c 348 s 4; 1986 c 444