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DOL Rejects Agency’s Bid to Punt Top Lawyer’s Transfer to Biden

Nov. 25, 2020, 7:00 PM

U.S. Labor Department leaders have turned down an independent federal agency’s request to stall the forced transfer of a chief litigator until after Inauguration Day, a move that allows Trump’s labor secretary to cement the ouster of an Obama-era enforcer.

DOL has given its top West Coast legal official Janet Herold a 10-day extension—from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7—to decide whether to accept her reassignment to a non-legal post in Chicago or be terminated, a spokeswoman for her told Bloomberg Law. That extension came in response to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel’s request for a 60-day delay.

The OSC ...