§21-5C-9. Wage and hour division; wage and hour director; duties.
The commissioner of labor shall establish within the department of labor a division to be known as the wage and hour division, which shall be a separate administrative division with respect to personnel and duties. The division shall be in charge of a wage and hour director. The wage and hour director, employees, and representatives within the wage and hour division shall, under the direction of the commissioner of labor, carry out such duties and functions as are necessary to effectuate the provisions of this article. The wage and hour director, representatives and employees within the wage and hour division shall be selected by the commissioner of labor in the same manner as other employees of the department of labor.