Agricultural Wages Act, 1936

Powers of officers of the Board.

20.—(1) An officer of the Board may do all or any of the following things, that is to say:—

(a) require, after giving reasonable notice, the production of, and inspect and take copies of wages sheets or other records of wages paid to agricultural workers;

(b) enter at all reasonable times any premises or place for the purpose of such inspection or for the enforcement of this Act;

(c) require any agricultural worker or the employer of any such worker or the agent of any such employer to give any information which it is in his power to give with respect to the employment of the worker or the wages paid to him.

(2) If any person—

(a) obstructs or impedes any officer of the Board in the exercise of any of the powers conferred on such officer by this section; or

(b) refuses to produce any document or give any information which any such officer lawfully requires him to produce or give; or

(c) produces or causes to be produced or knowingly allows to be produced any wages sheet, record or other document which is false in any material particular to any such officer knowing the same to be false; or

(d) furnishes any information to any such officer knowing the same to be false,

such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.