Rachel Culley

A native Mainer, Rachel now makes the big city of Boston her home, where she works out of the Boston Regional Office of the Office of the Solicitor, primarily assisting on Occupational Safety and Health Administration cases.

Her passion for public service began in college, where she assisted low-income families in applying for food benefits, subsidized housing, and other services. She began to consider law school after working with legal clinics and watching the impact attorneys made in the lives of those affected. This led her to the University of Michigan Law School.

Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Rachel spent one year in a clerkship with the Massachusetts Appeals Court and two years with a magistrate court in New York. It was during her time in New York she began to work on labor law-related cases in litigation, such as FLSA matters.

In 2016, she began her journey with the Department of Labor joining the Boston Regional Office as a part of the Solicitor’s Honors Program. She primarily worked on cases involving OSHA, workplace violence, and wage and hour claims. She had the opportunity to protect workers’ rights every day.

Rachel said it best: “People should consider applying to the program regardless of labor or employment law experience. The Honors Program is about commitment to public service. Do not be intimidated to pursue this wonderful opportunity. Remember that the mission is to protect workers.”