Tag Archives: Secretary of Labor

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

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

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

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

President Obama Announces Thomas E. Perez as Secretary of Labor Nominee

As we shared with you last week, President Obama has nominated Thomas E. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor.  If appointed, Perez will take the place of Hilda Solis, who resigned earlier this year. The confirmation process for Perez may not come without its challenges.   Perez has drawn criticism from some Conservatives regarding his … Continue Reading
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