Connecticut's Labor commissioner (or the commissioner's authorized representative) has the authority to:
• Enter a place of employment to inspect any and all books, registers, payrolls, and other wage-related records to determine whether the employer is complying with the state’s wage regulations; and
• Require the employer to provide full and correct written statements of the wages paid to employees.
If the commissioner believes that a particular occupation is receiving less than a fair wage, the commission may initiate an investigation of that occupation and appoint a wage board to report on establishing minimum fair wage rates for that occupation. The commissioner is obligated to conduct such an investigation if 50 or more state residents sign a petition calling for an investigation (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-59).