The Endicott Johnson Corporation v. Perkins case surrounded the legitimacy of a subpoena issued by Perkins, the Secretary of Labor, against the Endicott Johnson Corporation. Perkins filed a subpoena to uncover the wages of the employees of Endicott Johnson Corporation, in order to find out if the corporation’s pay practices were in accordance with the contract it had signed with the government. After hearing the issues brought forth in the case, the Supreme Court decided that Perkin’s issuance of a subpoena was “clearly within the limits of Congressional authority” and denied Endicott Johnson Corporation’s defense against the subpoena.