All hearings will be held by telephone or video on the same day and time
The Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an administrative order and notice on June 1, 2020 indefinitely suspending all in-person hearings before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All hearings will continue to be held by telephone or video-conference unless for “compelling reasons” the presiding ALJ grants a party’s motion for an in-person hearing. All in-person hearings will be automatically converted to a phone or video hearing on the same day and time previously scheduled. Alternatively, if the parties agree that an evidentiary hearing is not needed, they can move for a decision on stipulated facts or a stipulated record.