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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)


Michael Hayes, Director

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Michael J. Hayes was appointed Director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards, effective August 12, 2013.  Mr. Hayes was most recently an associate professor on the faculty at the University of Baltimore Law School in Maryland from 1998-2013. During that time Mr. Hayes was also a visiting professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California and Albany Law School in New York State.   Mr. Hayes has additionally taught at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland. Prior to his teaching career, Michael Hayes practiced labor and employment law for six years with Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer and Yellig in Washington, D.C., and for one year as a staff counsel to the National Labor Relations Board.  Mr. Hayes has a J.D. from the University of Virginia, School of Law, and a B.S. from Cornell University, where he graduated first in his class from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  Mr. Hayes comes to the Department of Labor with a wealth of experience in labor and employment law, including collective bargaining, employee benefits, safety and health, discrimination, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the LMRDA.  Mr. Hayes is an experienced attorney at the federal court level and has performed considerable legislative work, as well as being a published author and editor.  Most recently he co-edited “The Campaign Guide: Organizing the Construction Industry” and co-authored “Labor Guide to Labor Law”.




Last Updated: 4-22-14