In the wake of the recently-announced and imminent departure of Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh for the National Hockey League Players Association, President Biden is expected to nominate Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su as Walsh’s successor to head the Department of Labor (DOL). Su has been in her current position since July 2021, and previously led the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. This latter experience could create opposition to her nomination from Republican members of Congress. Conversely, Su has received ringing endorsements from a number of employee rights groups.

Secretary Walsh’s pending departure will leave two significant openings at the Department of Labor, as Biden’s nominee for the head of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, Jessica Looman, has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.

Jackson Lewis will continue to monitor and report any updates on these DOL developments. In the meantime, if you have any questions about these or any other wage and hour questions, please contact the Jackson Lewis attorney(s) with whom you regularly work.