39-3-210. Investigative powers of commissioner of labor. (1) The commissioner of labor or the commissioner of labor's authorized representatives are empowered to enter and inspect places, question employees, and investigate facts, conditions, or matters that they may consider appropriate to determine whether any person has violated any provision of this part or any rule adopted under this part or that may aid in the enforcement of the provisions of this part.
(2) In any proceeding before the commissioner of labor, the commissioner of labor or the commissioner of labor's authorized representatives may:
(a) administer oaths and examine witnesses under oath;
(b) issue subpoenas;
(c) compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts, records, payrolls, documents, and testimony; and
(d) take depositions and affidavits.