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OALJ Law Library - Links to Legal Research Resources

This page contains links to non-commercial legal research sources found on the World Wide Web. The links were all verified as of June 5, 2007.

Notice: Many of the links on this page are to sources outside of the Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges' web site. The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over non-DOL organizations or the content of their web sites. Further, the Department of Labor does not vouch for the accuracy of the information contained on the destination server.

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The Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges is the "trial court" for many of the Department's programs involving matters such as Black Lung Act benefits, Longshore Workers' Compensation, immigration-related alien labor certifications and enforcement actions, nuclear and environmental whistleblower cases, Fair Labor Standards Act enforcement actions, and OFCCP civil rights actions. Most administrative appeals from ALJ decisions go to either the Benefits Review Board (BRB), which handles appeals of Black Lung benefits and Longshore workers' compensation cases, or the Administrative Review Board (ARB), which handles appeals of most "Traditional" cases. ARB decisions may be accessed on this web site. The DOL Office of the Solicitor represents the Department of Labor in many proceedings before OALJ.

OALJ is NOT affiliated with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), which is an independent Federal agency created to decide contests of citations or penalties resulting from OSHA inspections of American work places; the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, which is an independent adjudicative agency that provides administrative trial and appellate review of legal disputes arising under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act; the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is an independent Federal agency created to enforce the National Labor Relations Act; or the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board(ECAB), which was created to hear and make final appellate decisions on claims of federal employees arising under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

General information about administrative law judges may be found at the Office of Personnel Management's web site


For information about other agencies that may be able to answer questions about labor-related questions, see the Frequently Asked Questions page on this web site, and the Office of Small Business Program's Small Business Compliance Assistance Page (scroll down to contact list).

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