2011 ORS § 653.545¹
Visitation rights of commission
  • prosecution of offenses against child labor laws

(1) The Wage and Hour Commission or anyone authorized by the commission in writing may visit the factories, workshops and mercantile establishments in their several towns and cities and ascertain whether any minors are employed therein contrary to ORS 653.310 (Employment certificates on file), 653.315 (Working hours for children under 16 years of age), 653.320 (Employment of children under 14 years) and 653.340 (Employment of minors for message and delivery service) and the rules promulgated by the Wage and Hour Commission pursuant to ORS 653.307 (Annual employment certificates) and shall report any cases of illegal employment to the proper school authorities and to the district attorney of the county. The commission may require that the annual employment certificates and lists of minors employed in such factories, workshops, or mercantile establishments, shall be produced for their inspection.

(2) The commission shall bring complaints for offenses under ORS 653.310 (Employment certificates on file), 653.315 (Working hours for children under 16 years of age), 653.320 (Employment of children under 14 years) and 653.340 (Employment of minors for message and delivery service) to the attention of the proper district attorney who shall prosecute such offenses. [Amended by 1971 c.626 §4; 1993 c.18 §136a; 1995 c.133 §3]