Basic procedures. Within thirty days of receipt of the findings or preliminary order the named person
or the complainant, or both, may file objections to the findings or preliminary order providing relief or both and request a hearing on the record.
The objection and request shall be in writing and shall state whether the objection is to the findings or the preliminary order or both. Such
objection shall also be considered a request for a hearing. The date of the postmark shall be considered to be the date of filing. Objections shall be
filed with the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC and copies of the objections shall be mailed at the same time
to the other parties of record, including the Assistant Secretary's designee who issued the findings and order.
Effective date of findings and preliminary order and failure to object.
The findings and the preliminary order shall be effective thirty days after the named person's
receipt thereof, or on the compliance date set forth in the preliminary order, whichever is later, unless an objection to the findings or preliminary
order has been timely filed. However, the portion of any preliminary order requiring reinstatement shall be effective immediately upon the named
person's receipt of the findings and preliminary order, regardless of any objections thereto.
If no timely objection is filed with respect to either the findings or the preliminary order, such
findings or preliminary order, as the case may be, shall become final and not subject to judicial review.