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    DOL is hiring an attorney to handle appellate cases, work on regulations, and provide legal advice related to minimum wage and overtime, family and medical leave, child labor, guest worker visa programs, and work performed on government contracts, as well as under numerous whistleblower protection statutes. This is an opportunity to do meaningful work protecting workers’ rights, take on significant responsibility, and have wonderful colleagues.

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    The Fair Labor Standards Division of the Solicitor’s Office at the Department of Labor provides legal services related to the administration and enforcement of numerous worker protection laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (including child labor), Family and Medical Leave Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act, various contract labor standards laws (including the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Service Contract Act), various worker protection provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (including those related to H-2A, H-2B, and H-1B visas), and numerous whistleblower protection statutes (including those that apply to the securities, railroad, and airline industries).  Our attorneys handle an exciting mix of sophisticated legal work and are part of a supportive team dedicated to the Department’s mission to protect wage earners. 

    Appellate Litigation: The attorney will handle appellate cases before U.S. Courts of Appeals and an administrative appellate court, including cases in which the Department is a party and in which the Department is participating as amicus curiae. The attorney will draft the brief(s) and any motions or other appropriate filings and will present oral argument.  The attorney will also work on cases, including in U.S. District Courts, in which agency actions are challenged.

    Regulatory Projects: The attorney will assist in drafting proposed and final regulations issued pursuant to the laws listed above, as well as related materials, including sub-regulatory guidance.  This work involves collaboration with staff and leadership from across the Department, analysis of questions of administrative law, and consideration of policy and legal options.

    Client Advice: The attorney will conduct legal research on a range of questions that arise in the course of administering and enforcing the laws listed above, draft legal analyses, and participate in discussions of policy and legal options for Departmental actions. The attorney will also draft and review agency guidance materials. 

    The Fair Labor Standards Division seeks to be a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from attorneys with a range of personal and professional experiences. More information about our office’s work is available here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/sol/divisions/fair-labor-standards.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be needed, but travel is not often.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590577000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.