Bloomberg Law
Nov. 24, 2020, 8:49 PM

Federal Agency Asks DOL to Punt Top Lawyer’s Transfer to Biden

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

An independent federal agency investigating whether Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia illegally retaliated against a top attorney, shifting her to a new job against her will, has asked the U.S. Labor Department to delay that transfer, setting up a Trump administration decision on whether to give President-elect Joe Biden a chance to reverse it.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel requested that Scalia give Janet Herold, the DOL’s western region solicitor, an extra 60 days beyond an existing Nov. 26 deadline to accept her involuntary reassignment to a non-legal post in Chicago, a spokeswoman for Herold told Bloomberg Law.

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