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Statute Text

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Article - Labor and Employment
§3–103.  
(a)   Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Commissioner may conduct an investigation to determine whether a provision of this title has been violated on the Commissioner’s own initiative or may require a written complaint.
(b)   The Commissioner may conduct an investigation under Subtitle 3 of this title, on the Commissioner’s own initiative or on receipt of a written complaint of an employee.
(c)   The Commissioner may conduct an investigation to determine whether Subtitle 5 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee.
(d)   The Commissioner may conduct an investigation to determine whether Subtitle 6 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of a sales representative.
(e)    (1)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–701 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an applicant for employment.
(2)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–702 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an applicant for employment or an employee.
(3)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–704 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee.
(4)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–710 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee as provided in § 3–710(d)(1) of this title.
(5)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–711 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee as provided in § 3–711(d)(1) of this title.
(6)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–712 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee or applicant.
(f)    (1)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–801 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee.
(2)   The Commissioner may investigate whether § 3–802 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee.
(g)   The Commissioner may investigate whether Subtitle 9 of this title has been violated:
(1)   on the Commissioner’s own initiative;
(2)   on receipt of a written complaint signed by the person submitting the complaint; or
(3)   on referral from another unit of State government.
(h)   The Commissioner may conduct an investigation to determine whether Subtitle 10 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee.
(i)   The Commissioner may conduct an investigation to determine whether Subtitle 12 of this title has been violated on receipt of a written complaint of an employee.
(j)   The Commissioner, on the Commissioner’s own initiative or on receipt of a written complaint, may conduct an investigation of whether a local minimum wage law has been violated.