4141.17 Oaths, depositions, and subpoenas.

The director of job and family services and the unemployment compensation review commission may administer oaths, certify to official acts, take depositions, issue subpoenas, and compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books, accounts, papers, records, documents, and testimony in connection with the administration of this chapter.

In case of the refusal of a witness to attend or testify, or to produce books or papers, as to any matter regarding which the witness might be lawfully interrogated in the administration of this chapter, the court of common pleas of the county in which the person resides or is found, the court of appeals that has jurisdiction over the county in which the person resides or is found, or a judge thereof, upon application of the director or commission, shall compel obedience by proceedings as for contempt as in case of like refusal to obey a similar order of the court.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000 .