Rescheduling, Continuing, Adjourning

Prior to the hearing, if a good reason is shown by either party, the ALJ can reschedule the hearing. The ALJ is not required to honor reschedule request, and may deny them if repeated requests are made. Once a hearing has started, the ALJ may continue it if more time is necessary. If a case settles, the ALJ will usually adjourn the hearing, not canceling it entirely but taking it off the calendar until the settlement is approved by the final decision-maker.