(820 ILCS 125/3) (from Ch. 48, par. 198.3)
    Sec. 3. The Department shall have full power and authority:
    1. To investigate and ascertain the wages of women and minors employed in any occupation in the State;
    2. To enter the place of business or employment of any employer of women and minors in any occupation for the purpose of examining and inspecting any and all books, registers, payrolls, and other records of any employer of women or minors that in any way appertain to or have a bearing upon the question of wages of any such women or minors and for the purpose of ascertaining whether the orders of the Department have been and are being complied with; and
    3. To require from such employer full and correct statements in writing when the Department deems necessary, of the wages paid to all women and minors in his employment.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 814.)