60-6-18Aid to employees in enforcement of claims--Duties of secretary.

The secretary shall render all aid and assistance necessary for the enforcement of any claim by an employee against an employer which the secretary finds reasonable and just, and for the protection of the employee from frauds, extortions, exploitations, or other improper practices on the part of persons, public or private. The secretary shall investigate such claims for the purpose of presenting the facts to the proper authorities and of inducing action thereon by the various agencies of the state possessing the requisite jurisdiction.

Source: SL 1920 (SS), ch 54, § 4; SDC 1939, § 17.0705; SL 2008, ch 276, § 54.