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Congress Confirms Perez As Secretary of Labor, Employers Brace for Agenda

After an at times testy and contentious confirmation proceeding, on July 18 the United States Senate confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Perez as the new Secretary of Labor, replacing the departed Hilda Solis. Some Republican Congressmen had questioned Perez’s conduct in a qui tam action in Minnesota.  Mr. Perez’s Senate confirmation vote was the result … Continue Reading

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 Perez, like previously withdrawn Wage-and-Hour Administrator nominee Leon Rodriguez, has a background in public sector work and civil rights litigation, most recently serving as head of the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

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis To Step Down

In a move surprising to the employment community, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has submitted her resignation to President Obama, creating a vacancy at the Department of Labor’s highest post and removing from the new administration one of its highest-ranking minority officials. In a lengthy email to staff, Secretary Solis explained that “After much discussion with … Continue Reading