2010 California Code
Labor Code
Chapter 2. Industrial Welfare Commission

LABOR CODE
SECTION 70-74



70.  There is in the Department of Industrial Relations the
Industrial Welfare Commission which consists of five members. The
members of the commission shall be appointed by the Governor, with
the consent of the Senate.


70.1.  The Industrial Welfare Commission shall be composed of two
representatives of organized labor who are members of recognized
labor organizations, two representatives of employers, and one
representative of the general public. The membership shall include
members of both sexes.



71.  The term of office of the members of the Industrial Welfare
Commission shall be four years and they shall hold office until the
appointment and qualification of their successors. The terms of the
members of the commission in office at the time this code takes
effect shall expire on January 15th of that year which for the
particular member has heretofore been determined. Vacancies shall be
filled by appointment for the unexpired terms.



72.  The members of the commission shall receive one hundred dollars
($100) for each day's actual attendance at meetings and other
official business of the commission and shall receive their actual
and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.




73.  The Industrial Welfare Commission may employ necessary
assistants, officers, experts, and such other employees as it deems
necessary. All such personnel of the commission shall be under the
supervision of the chairman or an executive officer to whom the
chairman delegates such responsibility. All such personnel shall be
appointed pursuant to the State Civil Service Act (Part 1 (commencing
with Section 18000) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government
Code), except for the one exempt deputy or employee allowed by
subdivision (e) of Section 4 of Article VII of the California
Constitution.



74.  The Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, for
the purpose of enforcing Industrial Welfare Commission orders and
provisions of this code, may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance
of witnesses and production of books, papers, and records. Obedience
to subpoenas issued by the chief of the division shall be enforced
by the courts.
   The Chief and enforcement deputies of the Division of Labor
Standards Enforcement may administer oaths and examine witnesses
under oath for the purpose of enforcing Industrial Welfare Commission
orders and provisions of this code.


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