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Administrative Law Judge

A judge who presides and decides at the hearing of a dispute between a U.S. government agency and a plaintiff. An administrative law judge is appointed from a pool of persons who have passed an oral and a written examination. The hearing over which an administrative law judge presides is the original trial; either party has the right to appeal his/her decision.
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In written testimony, Colvin said the agency has improved training and oversight for administrative law judges, but is limited in what it can do because of budget constraints.
It is the position of the Office of Administrative Law Judges that in LHWCA cases, the OALJ has the exclusive authority to issue subpoenas regardless of whether the case is before the OWCP or before them.
Part 210) are typically supplemented by a set of ground rules issued by the presiding administrative law judge.
In the past, the SEC has had the choice of bringing administrative proceedings (before an administrative law judge) or injunctive proceedings (before a federal court judge) against auditors of public companies, and it retains that choice.
Approximately half the states perform hearings by agency administrative law judges. By contrast, there are currently 25 states and the cities of Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., that have adopted state central panels.
In the Mayor's bill, an independent commission for the selection, tenure, and discipline of administrative law judges is established with representation from all three branches of District government.
The FERC said it will implement new procedures to reach faster decisions on issues argued before the agency's administrative law judges. The time to litigate many cases would be reduced by up to one-third under the new policy, FERC claims.
Yet the vast majority of complaints against Caterpillar have been upheld in hearings before administrative law judges, indicating that they reflect serious violations of workers' rights.
Strip state and federal courts and administrative law judges of their jurisdiction to hear employment-related charges under any federal statute regulating employer-employee relations: the National Labor Relations Act and anti-union discrimination; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits race, sex, and natural origin discrimination; age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; handicap discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Wage and Hour Law; the Family Medical Leave Act; virtually anything involving employment you can conceive of, with the exception of actions against pension and benefit plan fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
"Ensuring Due Process in Recessionary Times" was the theme as administrative law judges nationwide reviewed the status of the adjudicatory process, with a special emphasis on ensuring that parties to administrative proceedings enjoy full due process protections at a time when budgetary cutbacks, layoffs, and furloughs make the staffing and timely handling of proceedings a special challenge.
If mediation is unsuccessful, or if the contractor is unresponsive, the DCA will send the case to one of its administrative law judges. Then DCA might then have the power to suspend or revoke the contractor's license if he refuses to pay.
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