Oregon Statutes - Chapter 653 - Minimum Wages; Employment Conditions; Minors - Section 653.530 - Meetings and hearings; authority of commission; rules; witness fees.

(1) The Wage and Hour Commission may hold meetings for the transaction of any of its business at such times and places as it may prescribe.

(2) The commission may hold public hearings at such times and places as it deems fit and proper for the purpose of investigating any of the matters it is authorized to investigate under ORS 653.535.

(3) At any such public hearing any person interested in the matter being investigated may appear and testify.

(4) The commission may conduct investigations, issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum, administer oaths, obtain evidence and take testimony in all matters relating to the commissionís duties when the information sought is relevant to a lawful investigative purpose and is reasonable in scope. The commission shall adopt rules for gathering information through subpoenas or testimony. The rules must include procedures through which a party may object to providing information. After being served with a subpoena, if a person refuses, without reasonable cause, to be examined, to answer any question or to produce any document or other thing as required by the subpoena, the commission may petition the circuit court in the county in which the investigation is pending for an order directing the person to show cause why the person has not complied with the subpoena and should not be held in contempt. The commission shall serve the courtís order upon the person in the manner provided by ORCP 55 D. If the person fails to show cause for the noncompliance, the court shall order the person to comply with the subpoena within such time as the court shall direct and may hold the person in contempt.

(5) All witnesses subpoenaed by the commission shall be paid the same mileage and per diem as are allowed by law to witnesses under ORS 44.415 (2). [Amended by 1983 c.740 §241; 1989 c.980 §17a; 1993 c.18 §134; 2007 c.277 §2]

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