It is the duty of the department to administer the provisions of sections 184.21 to 184.40. The commissioner shall have power to compel the attendance of witnesses by the issuance of subpoenas, administer oaths, and to take testimony and proofs concerning all matters within its jurisdiction. The department shall affix an official seal to all certificates or licenses granted, and shall make all rules not inconsistent with law needed in performing its duties.
The department shall have supervisory and investigative authority over all employment agents and counselors. The department shall have the right to examine only such records required to be kept by this chapter and Laws 1971, chapter 95 by employment agents and counselors and to examine the offices where business is or shall be conducted by them. The department shall have the right to investigate all advertisements, communications and materials published, disseminated, circulated, or placed before the public by an employment agency or counselor, for the purpose of determining whether the provisions of section 325F.67 or 184.38, subdivision 8 have been violated.