2020 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 10 - Division of Workforce Services Law
Subchapter 3 - Administration and Enforcement
§ 11-10-316. Refusal to obey subpoena

Universal Citation: AR Code § 11-10-316 (2020)
  1. (a) In case of contumacy by or refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person, any court of this state within the jurisdiction of which the inquiry is carried on or within the jurisdiction of which the person guilty of contumacy or refusal to obey is found or resides or transacts business, upon application by the Director of the Division of Workforce Services, the Board of Review, the chair of an appeal tribunal, or any duly authorized representative of any of them shall have jurisdiction to issue to the person an order requiring the person to appear before the director, the board, the chair of an appeal tribunal, or any duly authorized representative of any of them, there to produce evidence if so ordered or there to give testimony touching the matter under investigation or in question, and any failure to obey the order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt thereof.

  2. (b)

    1. (1) Any person who shall without just cause fail or refuse to attend and testify or to answer any lawful inquiry or to produce books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, and other records, if it is in his or her power to do so, in obedience to a subpoena of the director, the board, the chair of an appeal tribunal, or any duly authorized representative of any of them shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200) or by imprisonment for not longer than sixty (60) days, or by both fine and imprisonment.

    2. (2) Each day that the violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate offense.

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