Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Labor Secretary

Department of Labor to Recognize Employers Who Recruit, Employ Veterans

Coming out of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, the U.S Department of Labor has created the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.  The program will award employers who “recruit, retain, and employ veterans, and who offer charitable services in support of the … Continue Reading

Andrew Puzder Withdraws as Secretary of Labor Nominee

Andrew Puzder has withdrawn from consideration as Secretary of Labor.  As we previously reported, Puzder’s confirmation hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, had been postponed multiple times amid increasing scrutiny surrounding his corporate and personal business dealings. His withdrawal came today amid reports that support among Republican Senators was faltering. A replacement nominee has not yet been … Continue Reading

Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Highlights

As we reported yesterday, the FAR Council and U.S. Department of Labor have published final regulations and guidance implementing Executive Order 13673.  In connection with the much awaited publication, the Department of Labor has created a detailed webpage with FAQs and other informative pages regarding implementation of the final rules. A few of the highlights from … Continue Reading

Thomas Perez Confirmed as Next Department of Labor Secretary

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Thomas Perez as Secretary of the Department of Labor, filling the vacancy left by Hilda Solis’ resignation earlier this year.  As we foreshadowed, Perez’s nomination was the subject of pointed scrutiny and his confirmation today was not without controversy as the party-line vote to confirm Perez was … Continue Reading