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DOL/OS RIN: 1290-AA36 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) E-Filing 

The Rules of Practice and Procedure for Administrative Hearings Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) at 29 CFR part 18A govern practice and procedure in proceedings before United States Department of Labor administrative law judges. The Department proposes to revise these rules to support the Department’s initiative to implement a dedicated eFile/eServe system.  This system will require attorneys and non-attorney representatives, and encourage unrepresented parties, to file documents with OALJ and the Department’s adjudicatory boards in digital format.  The amendments will also support the National Archives and Records Administration’s strategic plan to accept records only in electronic format by December 21, 2022.  In addition, the Department proposes to revise the rules to provide advance notice to parties of the expected manner of a hearing or prehearing conference, whether in-person, by telephone, by videoconference, or by other means.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 18A     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    5 U.S.C. 551 to 553    5 U.S.C. 571 (note)    E.O. 12778 (57 FR 7292)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2020 
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Todd Smyth
General Counsel
Department of Labor
Office of the Secretary
800 K Street NW, Suite 400 N,
Washington, DC 20001-8002
Phone:513 684-3252
Fax:202 693-7365