Oregon Statutes - Chapter 658 - Employment Agencies; Farm Labor Contractors; Farmworker Camps - Section 658.220 - Injunctive relief for violation; authority of commissioner.

(1) When it appears to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries that any person is engaged or about to engage in an act or practice that constitutes a violation of ORS 658.005 to 658.245 or the rules adopted pursuant thereto, the commissioner may, without bond, obtain an order from an appropriate circuit court enjoining any such act or practice. The court may award reasonable attorney fees to the commissioner if the commissioner prevails in an action under this subsection. The court may award reasonable attorney fees to a defendant who prevails in an action under this subsection if the court determines that the commissioner had no objectively reasonable basis for asserting the claim or no reasonable basis for appealing an adverse decision of the trial court.

(2) In the manner described in ORS 651.060, the commissioner may conduct investigations, issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum, administer oaths, obtain evidence and take testimony in all matters relating to the duties required under ORS 658.005 to 658.245. [1973 c.678 §26; 1981 c.318 §27; 1981 c.897 §92; 1995 c.696 §44; 2007 c.277 §3]

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