Growing caseload for DOL judges

The Labor Department’s administrative law judges are being overwhelmed with cases filed by black lung victims, former military contractors, whistleblowers and others. The number of judges nationwide is down to 35, from 41 earlier this year and 53 a decade ago. Meanwhile, new and pending cases are up 68 percent and 134 percent, respectively, since 2009.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor