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  • Part Number Title:
    Procedures For The Handling Of Retaliation Complaints Under The Criminal Antitrust Anti-retaliation Act (CAARA).
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Role of Federal agencies.
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The complainant and the respondent will be parties in every proceeding and must be served with copies of all documents in the case. At the Assistant Secretary’s discretion, the Assistant Secretary may participate as a party or as amicus curiae at any time at any stage of the proceeding. This right to participate includes, but is not limited to, the right to petition for review of a decision of an ALJ, including a decision approving or rejecting a settlement agreement between the complainant and the respondent, and the right to seek discretionary review of a decision of the Administrative Review Board (ARB) from the Secretary.


Parties must send copies of documents to OSHA and to the Associate Solicitor, Division of Fair Labor Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, only upon request of OSHA, or when OSHA is participating in the proceeding, or when service on OSHA and the Associate Solicitor is otherwise required by these rules. Except as otherwise provided in rules of practice and/or procedure before the OALJ or the ARB, OSHA and the Associate Solicitor for Fair Labor Standards may specify the means, including electronic means, for serving them with documents under this section.


The DOJ, if interested in a proceeding, may participate as amicus curiae at any time in the proceeding, at the DOJ’s discretion. At the request of the DOJ, copies of all documents in a case must be sent to the DOJ, whether or not it is participating in the proceeding.

[88 FR 8763, Feb. 10, 2023]