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Secretary of Labor Perez Addresses 2013 AFL-CIO Quadrennial Convention And Lays Out Progressive Agenda

AFL-CIO RESOLUTION ATTACKS OBAMACARE - On September 10, 2013, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, to a standing ovation from assembled labor leaders, addressed the AFL-CIO’s 27th quadrennial constitutional...more

The NLRB’s “Quickie Election” Rule and the DOL’s “Persuader” Rule: Back in the Spotlight with NLRB and Labor Appointments

Recently, the Senate confirmed Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor and all five of President Obama’s nominees to serve as members of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”)....more

FMLA Coverage Extended to Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on August 9 issued a revised Fact Sheet to provide guidance on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections for same-sex couples....more

DOL Update on Qualifying Reasons for Leave Fact Sheet

On Friday, August 9, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) updated its Fact Sheet on Qualifying Reasons for Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)....more

Anticipated Effects on Employers of the New Department of Labor Head

On Thursday, July 18, the Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of Thomas Perez as the new Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL). Perez is a career bureaucrat who most recently was the head of the Department of...more

Thomas Perez Confirmed As Labor Secretary As President Obama Names New NLRB Nominees After Senate Compromise; Another Appellate...

The last three days have brought a flurry of important developments for employers. ...more

Obama Nominates New Labor Secretary

This morning, President Obama formally nominated Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of the Department of Labor. Mr. Perez, an assistant U.S. Attorney General, will replace outgoing Secretary Hilda Solis. Mr. Perez’s...more

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