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Welcome to DOL Appeals/ Electronic Filing and Service Request System (EFSR)
DOL Appeals is the gateway to information about formal hearings and appeals at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This site provides parties before the Boards electronic access to appeals. Specifically, this site provides the capability to file new appeals and briefs/motions electronically, to receive electronic service of Board issuances, and to check the status of existing appeals.
To access the online services offered by the DOL Adjudicatory Boards, please register or login at the left.Administrative Review Board (ARB)
The Administrative Review Board issues final agency decisions for the Secretary of Labor in cases arising under a variety of worker protection laws, including those governing environmental, transportation, and securities whistleblower protections; H-1B immigration provisions; child labor; employment discrimination; job training; seasonal and migrant workers; and federal construction and service contracts. The Board's cases generally arise upon appeal from decisions of Department of Labor Administrative Law Judges or the Administrator of the Department's Wage and Hour Division.Benefits Review Board (BRB)
The Department of Labor's Benefits Review Board was created by Congress in 1972 to review appeals of administrative law judges' decisions arising under the Black Lung Benefits Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and its extensions, including the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Defense Base Act, and the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act. The Board has authority to resolve appeals under these statutes, and it reviews the decisions of administrative law judges in order to determine whether the findings are supported by substantial evidence and are in accordance with law.
The Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) was created in 1946 by Congress to hear appeals taken from determinations and awards under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act with respect to claims of federal employees injured in the course of their employment. The Board has final authority to determine the liability of the Federal government with respect to the disability or death of employees injured in the scope of their employment. There is no further administrative or judicial appeal of ECAB decisions.
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