2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:6-136.16 - Enforcement; administration, oaths, affidavits, subpoenas, witnesses
34:6-136.16. Enforcement; administration, oaths, affidavits, subpoenas, witnesses
16. Enforcement, administration, oaths, affidavits, subpoenas, witnesses.
(a) The commissioner shall enforce and administer the provisions of this act and the commissioner is directed to make all inspections and investigations necessary for proper enforcement and administration thereof.
(b) In the administration of this act the commissioner shall have the power to administer oaths, take affidavits and the depositions of witnesses and issue subpoenas for and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts, payrolls, documents, records, testimony and other evidence of whatever description. In the case of failure of any person to comply with any order of the commissioner or 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 the Special Civil Part, Law Division, of the Superior Court or the Superior Court, or the judge thereof, upon application by the commissioner to compel obedience by proceedings for contempt, as in the case of disobedience of a subpoena issued for such court or a refusal to testify therein.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general, local or special law, all fees and other moneys derived from the operation of this act shall be applied toward enforcement and administration costs of the Division of Workplace Standards in the Department of Labor.
L.1941,c.308,s.16; amended 1950,c.42; 1991,c.91,s.348; 1991,c.205,s.14.
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