Bloomberg Law
Nov. 25, 2020, 7:00 PM

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

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

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.

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