In 2013, Nixon removed Rebman as director but named him an administrative law judge
, who served in part of the department that Rebman previously oversaw.
"Several factors must be considered when reviewing the decisions made by our (administrative law judges
), including the fact that this is the first time the claimant has been able to provide expert witnesses and testimony,'' Colvin said in a statement.
When a litigant files a Longshore form LS-18/Pre-Hearing Statement, the District Director prepares a transmittal letter transferring jurisdiction to the Office of Administrative Law Judges
in Washington, D.C.
A formal evidentiary hearing on the merits is conducted by the presiding administrative law judge
in conformity with the Administrative Procedure Act.
The auditor in an appeal of an administrative law judge
's determination has recourse only to the SEC, the original complainant.
The opinions are only proposed, and agency heads are free to substitute their judgment for that of the administrative law judge
on questions of fact or law.
It is also critically important that administrative law judges
handling tax matters be qualified to do so.
What about the legions of government employees, mostly lawyers, who enforce these federal laws--the General Counsel's Office of the National Labor Relations Board, the National Labor Relations Board's Administrative Law Judges
, the EEOC, the Department of Labor, etc.?
"We chose the theme 'Ensuring Due Process in Recessionary Times' due to our commitment as an organization and as individual administrative law judges
to providing a fair and impartial forum for the adjudication of disputes regardless of the limits imposed on our budgets," said Florida Chief Administrative Law Judge
Administrative law judges
are "employed" by the division.(10) Tenure with respect to the director and, indirectly, the Administration Commission, is a consequence of status as a career service employee.
Honored guests included members of the Florida Supreme Court, First District Court of Appeal, Second Circuit and Leon County judges, and administrative law judges
from the Division of Administrative Hearings.