Office of the Solicitor (SOL)
The Office of the Solicitor's mission is to meet the legal service demands of the entire Department of Labor. As the Secretary of Labor and other Department officials seek to accomplish the Department's overall mission and to further specific priorities, the Office of the Solicitor (SOL) provides legal advice regarding how to achieve those goals. In doing so, SOL ensures that the Nation's labor laws are forcefully and fairly applied to protect the Nation's workers.
SOL fulfills its mission by representing the Secretary and the client agencies in all necessary litigation, including both enforcement actions and defensive litigation, and in alternative dispute resolution activities; by assisting in the development of regulations, standards and legislative proposals; and by providing legal opinions and advice concerning all the Department's activities.