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BREAKING NEWS: Craig Leen Anticipated To Be New OFCCP Director

In an unexpected, but much awaited move, it is anticipated Craig Leen will be named as the new head of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”).  While the Department of Labor has not formally confirmed or commented on this development, Leen’s appointment would come more than a year after Patricia Shiu departed the position in November 2016.  Since that … Continue Reading

Senate Confirms Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor

In a long-awaited, much anticipated, yet relatively low-key vote, the Senate has confirmed Alexander Acosta as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor.  Following a moderately contentious hearing last month before the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee, the full Senate approved Acosta with a 60-38 vote, finally filling a key position in President Trump’s cabinet. … Continue Reading

Acting Solicitor of Labor Named

Last week, amidst the drama of Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal from consideration as the Secretary of Labor, the Trump administration quietly appointed Nicholas Geale as the acting Solicitor for the Department of Labor.  The Solicitor of Labor is counsel for the various agencies within the Department of Labor, such as OFCCP and OSHA, representing them in … Continue Reading

Trump Announces R. Alexander Acosta as Replacement Labor Secretary Nominee

Wasting no time to identify a replacement following Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal from consideration for Secretary of Labor, President Trump announced today that he has tapped R. Alexander Acosta for the role.  Acosta, who is the only Hispanic nominee in Trump’s cabinet, is a former U.S. Attorney and at one-time sat on the National Labor Relations Board.  While nothing is guaranteed, … Continue Reading

Confirmation Hearing back on for Secretary Of Labor Nominee Puzder

After multiple delays, the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder has been reportedly reset for February 16. Puzder’s nomination has drawn heavy criticism and, when the hearing actually moves forward, he will most certainly face pointed questions regarding his business dealings, employment practices and positions on laws and regulations impacting employers and … Continue Reading

Who will be the new head of OFCCP in the Trump Administration?

Who will lead the OFCCP under a new Trump administration?  The short is answer is we still don’t know.  As we previously reported, OFCCP Director Pat Shiu left the Agency in the days following the election.  Deputy Director, Tom Dowd, a seasoned OFCCP official, has now taken the reins as the “Interim Acting Director” and … Continue Reading

Trump Nominates Businessman to Head Department of Labor

President-elect Trump has announced many Cabinet appointments and last week announced Andy Puzder, head of fast food brands Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., for Secretary of Labor.  Several names were circulated in recent weeks as possible successors to outgoing Secretary Thomas Perez, including Vicki Lipnic, a current EEOC Commissioner.  However, in recent days it became clearer that Puzder … Continue Reading

DOL Secretary Perez Seeks Collaboration Among Stakeholders

On his first day in office after being sworn in as the new DOL Secretary, Thomas Perez wasted no time blogging about his aspirations for creating “more opportunity for more people.”  The best way to promote opportunity, he says, “is through collaboration, consensus-building and pragmatic problem-solving.”  It will be interesting to see how Secretary Perez … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns

As late as last week CNN announced Hilda Solis, would remain in her post as the head of the Department of Labor. Today, however, the news outlet reported Solis is in fact resigning her position in Obama’s cabinet. This news is breaking so fast CNN’s website still has last week’s story about Solis’ continued Cabinet service … Continue Reading
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