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Obama Taps Civil Rights Attorney to Head DOL

Following on the heels of Hilda Solis’ surprising resignation, the President has nominated Thomas E. Perez to serve as the Secretary of Labor during his second term. Mr. Perez, like previously withdrawn Wage-and-Hour Administrator nominee Leon Rodriguez, has a background in public sector work and civil rights litigation, most recently serving as head of the Justice … Continue Reading

President Withdraws Nomination of Rodriguez for Wage/Hour Administrator

In January, President Obama re-submitted his nomination of deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Leon Rodriguez, to be Administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division.  On Tuesday, the White House issued a press release indicating that Mr. Rodriguez’s nomination has been withdrawn.  No reason for … Continue Reading

Proposed Head of Wage and Hour Division Resubmitted to Congress

As previously discussed here, President Obama’s choice for administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Leon Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez was nominated on December 12, 2010, but Congress failed to act on his nomination prior to adjournment of … Continue Reading
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