2006 Alabama Code - Section 25-4-97 — Powers of appeals tribunal, board of appeals and officers of Department of Industrial Relations as to witnesses; witness fees.

In the discharge of their duties under this chapter any deputy, any appeals tribunal, any member of the board of appeals and any officer of the Department of Industrial Relations authorized and designated by the director shall have power to administer oaths, certify to official acts, take and cause to be taken depositions of witnesses, issue and serve subpoenas, compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts, payrolls, documents, records and testimony. In the event of failure of any person to comply with any subpoena lawfully issued, or on the refusal of any witness to produce evidence or to testify as to any matter regarding which he may be lawfully interrogated, it shall be the duty of any court of competent jurisdiction or of the judge thereof, upon the application of the director or any officer of the Department of Industrial Relations designated by the director, or any member of the board of appeals, to compel obedience by attachment proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued for such court or a refusal to testify therein. Witness fees and other expenses involved in the proceedings under this article shall be paid to the extent necessary at rates specified by the director. Such expenses shall be deemed a part of the expense of administering this chapter.

(Acts 1939, No. 497, p. 721; Code 1940, T. 26, §223; Acts 1945, No. 283, p. 449.)

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