Alaska Statutes.
Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 5. Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Section 60. Powers of the Department.
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AS 23.05.060. Powers of the Department.

The department may

(1) enforce all state labor laws;

(2) act as mediator and appoint deputy commissioners of conciliation in labor disputes whenever it considers the interest of industrial peace requires it;

(3) make investigations, collect and compile statistical information concerning the conditions of labor generally and upon all matters relating to the enforcement of this chapter;

(4) institute court proceedings against an employer of labor without cost to the employee when it is satisfied that the employer has failed to pay an employee an amount due by contract;

(5) issue cease and desist orders and other orders and regulations necessary for the enforcement of state labor laws;

(6) in accordance with AS 37.07 (the Executive Budget Act), receive and spend money derived from agreements with local governments, nongovernmental organizations, or other persons.

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