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Labor Chief Scalia Asserts Review Power Over DOL Judicial Panel

Feb. 21, 2020, 6:44 PM

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia is giving himself new authority to review decisions made on his behalf by the department’s in-house judicial board, part of a package of secretarial orders announced by the agency.

Scalia, in his first series of orders since taking the helm of DOL in September, asserted a new layer of oversight on the Administrative Review Board. The five-member board issues final decisions on a wide range of employment laws, which can then be appealed to the federal courts.

The labor secretary will now be able to review at his discretion particular decisions issued by the ARB. That ...

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