2006 Alabama Code - Section 25-3-3 — Commissioner of Labor - Powers and duties generally.

(a) It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of the Department of Labor, unless otherwise expressly provided, to administer Chapter 7 of this title and such other statutes as may be provided by law, and to advise the Governor with respect to the provisions thereof. He or she shall have authority to employ such assistants as may be necessary in the discharge of his or her official duties. All such assistants shall be subject to the state Merit System, and shall be paid in the same manner as other state employees.

(b) To the end that strikes, lockouts, boycotts, blacklists, and discriminations may be avoided, the commissioner shall have authority and it shall be his or her duty to investigate labor disputes and to promote the peaceful and voluntary adjustment and settlement thereof.

(c) The commissioner shall keep a permanent record of his or her official acts and proceedings and shall keep the Governor fully informed with respect thereto, and shall make an annual report to the Governor in writing covering the activities and accomplishments of the Department of Labor during the preceding fiscal year.

(d) It shall be the duty of the commissioner to make available to any board of mediation appointed by the Governor pursuant to Section 25-7-4 all data and information in his or her custody or possession relevant or pertinent to any matter which such board of mediation may have been appointed to consider, and to render to any such board of mediation such assistance as it may request of him or her in the discharge of its official duties.

(e) It shall be the duty of the commissioner to administer and enforce the Alabama child labor law relating to minimum age of employment, hours of work, places of employment, and prohibited occupations.

(Acts 1943, No. 298, p. 252, §5; Act 2000-706, p. 1479, §1.)

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