181A.08 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT.
Subdivision 1. Inspections.
The commissioner, an authorized representative, or any truant
officer may enter and inspect the place of business or employment and may interview any
employees, of any employer of employees in any occupation in the state, all for the purpose of
ascertaining whether any minors are employed contrary to the provisions of sections
. Such authorized persons may require that employment certificates, age certificates, and
lists of minors employed shall be produced for their inspection.
Subd. 2. Compliance orders.
The commissioner or an authorized representative may issue
an order requiring an employer to comply with the provisions of sections
with any rules promulgated under the provisions of section
. Any such order shall be
served by the department upon the employer or an authorized representative in person or by
certified mail at the employers place of business. If an employer wishes to contest the order for
any reason, the employer shall file written notice of objection with the commissioner within ten
days after service of said order upon said employer. Thereafter, a public hearing shall be held in
accordance with the provisions of sections
, and such rules consistent therewith as
the commissioner shall make.
Subd. 3. Restraining orders.
The commissioner or an authorized representative may apply
to any court of competent jurisdiction for an order restraining the violation of an order issued by
the commissioner pursuant to subdivision 2, or for an order enjoining and restraining violations
of this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to section
History: 1974 c 432 s 8; 1979 c 202 s 1; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444;
1987 c 384 art 2 s 1