Office of the Solicitor [Department of Labor] Law and Legal Definition

Office of the Solicitor (SOL) is a department that works within the Department of Labor. It provides wide range of essential legal services to the Secretary of Labor and the Department’s many agencies. The mission of this office is to meet the legal service demands of the entire Department of Labor. Another major function of the office of the solicitor is to ensure that the national labor laws are forcefully and fairly applied to protect the nation’s work force. The office of the solicitor fulfills its mission by representing themselves in all necessary litigation. SOL is called to provide advice on varied and complex legal issues as well as to review and guide the development of regulations and interpretative materials and also to address complex legal issues that arise during the administration and enforcing of federal labor laws and their implementing regulations. For carrying on this function the SOL has around 425 attorneys appointed across the country.