Administrative law judges conduct hearings, and otherwise supervise the presentation of evidence and render final decisions, orders or awards regarding workers’ compensation claims. ALJ's may, when receiving evidence, make rulings affecting the competency, relevancy, and materiality of the evidence and rule upon motions presented during the taking of evidence to expedite the preparation of the case. ALJ's review settlement agreements submitted by parties to a claim and have the authority to approve these agreements.
One of the administrative law judges shall be appointed as a chief administrative law judge, to provide supervision and educational opportunities, to assist the commissioner by doing the ALJ scheduling and to handle dockets for the other judges when absences occur due to emergencies and illnesses.
Administrative Law Judges