If there is no final order of the Secretary, 210 days have
passed since the filing of the complaint, and there is no showing that
there has been delay due to the bad faith of the complainant, the
complainant may bring an action at law or equity for de novo review in
the appropriate district court of the United States, which will have
jurisdiction over such an action without regard to the amount in
controversy. The action shall, at the request of either party to such
action, be tried by the court with a jury.
Within seven days after filing a complaint in federal court, a
complainant must file with the Assistant Secretary, the ALJ, or the
ARB, depending on where the proceeding is pending, a copy of the file-
stamped complaint. A copy of the complaint also must be served on the
OSHA official who issued the findings and/or preliminary order, the
Assistant Secretary, and the Associate Solicitor, Division of
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor.
[78 FR 8402, February 6, 2013]