(225 ILCS 515/12) (from Ch. 111, par. 915)
    Sec. 12. Enforcement of Act; hearing procedure; disciplinary actions; certification of records and costs; action to force compliance with a valid order.
    (a) The enforcement of this Act shall be entrusted to the Department of Labor, which shall appoint such inspectors and officers as it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. The Director of Labor or his authorized representative shall have the power to conduct investigations in connection with the administration and enforcement of this Act, and any investigator with the Department shall be authorized to visit and inspect such places and records as the Director of Labor may deem necessary or appropriate to determine if there has been a violation of this Act.
    (b) The Director of Labor or his designated representative shall have the power and authority to conduct hearings in accordance with "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", as now or hereafter amended, subject to appropriation and upon complaint by an authorized officer of the Department of Labor or any interested person of a violation of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Department of Labor. The Director of Labor or his duly qualified assistants shall have the power to issue subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers pertinent to such hearing, and to administer oaths to such witnesses. If any witness refuses to obey a subpoena issued hereunder, the Director of Labor may petition the circuit court of the county in which the hearing is held for an order requiring the witness to attend and testify or produce documentary evidence. The circuit court shall hear the petition and if it appears that the witness should testify or should produce documentary evidence, it may enter an order requiring the witness to obey the subpoena. The court may compel obedience by attachment proceedings as for contempt of court. A calendar of all such hearings shall be kept by the Department of Labor, and shall be posted in a conspicuous place in its public office for at least one day before the date of such hearing.
    (c) After the hearing, if supported by the evidence, the Director of Labor may:
        (1) issue and cause to be served on any party to a
formal hearing an order to cease and desist from violation of the Act;
        (2) take such further affirmative or other action as
deemed reasonable to eliminate the effect of the violation;
        (3) refuse to issue and may revoke or suspend any
license; and
        (4) determine the amount of any civil penalty
permitted by this Act.
    Whenever the Director of Labor shall issue an order after hearing as provided in this Section, the determination shall be reviewable under and in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Review Law.
    (d) The Department shall certify the record of its proceedings if the party commencing the proceedings shall pay to it the cost of preparing and certifying such records, including the recording and transcribing of all testimony introduced in the proceedings. If payment for such costs is not made by the party commencing the proceedings for review within 10 days after notice from the Department of the cost of preparing and certifying the record, the court in which the proceeding is pending, on motion of the Director, shall dismiss the complaint. Whenever, for any cause such license is revoked, the revocation shall not take effect until 7 days after such revocation is officially announced; and such revocation shall be considered good cause for refusing to issue another license to the person or his representative, or to any person with whom he is to be associated in the business of furnishing employment or employees.
    (e) Whenever it appears that any employment agency has violated a valid order of the Director of Labor issued under this Act, the Director may commence an action and obtain from the court an order upon the employment agency commanding the employment agency to obey the order of the Director or be adjudged guilty of contempt of court and punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 99-422, eff. 1-1-16.)