The U.S. Department of Labor’s chief counsel Jan. 7 was asked to testify before a U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee to explain the legal implications of advisory letters and other non-codified documents issued by various DOL agencies since 1996.

In a letter to Labor Solicitor Henry Solano, Rep. David M. McIntosh (R-Ind.), chairman of the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs, asked Solano to testify due to his responsibility for the Labor Department’s compliance with the Congressional Review Act of 1996 (CRA).