In 2020-2022, the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) took steps to enable continuity of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  OALJ thanks the parties, representatives and their staffs, court reporters, witnesses, and all other hearing participants who quickly and successfully adopted to the new procedures.  

Consistent with its phased reentry plan and in light of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OALJ will complete reentry to all of our offices on May 2, 2022.  Going forward, OALJ will:

  • Return to scheduling in-person hearings where participants are physically in the same location
  • Continue to offer audio or video hearings, or hearings-on-the-record, where warranted.
  • Continue relaxation of procedural rules to facilitate e-filing and e-service

See Administrative Notice, Procedural Notices Related to Covid-19 Pandemic, 2022-MIS-00003 (Chief ALJ Apr. 29, 2022).

As part of this effort, OALJ has reorganized its web pages, consolidating related information, and removing out-of-date information.  E-filing, e-service, and related information is now found at: