Scheme Nickname: 
Labor ALJ + EBSA

Hearing conducted by administrative law judge with reviews or appeals conducted by the Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security. These cases involve civil money penalties on employee benefit plan administrators for failure to comply with ERISA's reporting and disclosure requirements, or for breach of fiduciary responsibilities.

Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
Secretary's Order 1-2011, 77 Fed. Reg. 1088 (Jan. 9, 2012), delegates the Secretary's authority under ERISA to the Assistant Secretary for Employment Benefit Security.
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Type(s): 
Hearings required for cease and desist orders; discretionary for civil penalties.
Verified by Agency: 
Is this a Major Adjudication: