The OALJ Law Library has separate libraries for the more commonly adjudicated case areas, such as whistleblower, immigration-related labor issues, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and OFCCP. The library you are in now covers the wide variety of the remaining case areas.

Employment and Training Administration

The Employment and Training Administration administers various federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits programs. Some of these programs can involve disputes that result in a hearing before a DOL ALJ. ETA-related immigration and WIA cases are set out in separate collections. Because Job Service Complaint System disputes are usually (but not always) immigration-related, they are found in the Immigration collection. OALJ and ARB materials relating to other ETA-programs are found in this collection.

Wage and Hour Division

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for administering and enforcing a wide variety of labor laws, such as the Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to Federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services. OALJ has separate libraries covering DBA and SCA adjudications, and immigration related WHD enforcement actions. Below are links to other WHD enforcement matters adjudicated by OALJ:



Final Rule, Technical Corrections, Updating Regulations Issued Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, 82 Fed. Reg. 2221 (Jan. 9, 2017)

[Removal of references to the Employment Standards Administration, which was eliminated in an agency reorganization in 2009; other technical corrections.]


Office of Labor-Management Standards

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) administers certain "Standards of Conduct" cases relating to federal unions.


Other DOL Programs

This collection includes case types that are not agency specific or cases types about which only a small number of hearings are typically conducted. These include: