The materials presented on the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) website are not a substitute for legal advice or your own research
The OALJ website is a repository of information about formal hearings at the Department of Labor. The site includes links to relevant rules and procedures, contacts, research libraries, decisions, and other information.
Although the OALJ website endeavors to provide information that is timely, accurate and complete, you must keep in mind that adjudicatory agencies cannot provide legal advice to litigants or their representatives. Thus, information contained in the OALJ webpages, or linked from these pages, cannot, under any circumstance, substitute for legal advice from an attorney or representative. Nor can it substitute for a party's own research into the statutory, regulatory, and case law authorities. Persons accessing this site must undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. The Administrative Review Board, the Benefits Review Board, and the Office of Administrative Law Judges do not recognize OALJ and DOL Appeals webpages as final legal authority and they should not be cited or relied upon as such.
See also the U.S. Department of Labor's General website disclaimers.