Update on Department of Labor Nominees

From JDSupra, James Plunkett provides an update on two nominees to the Department of Labor including one of whom will have a key role in the independent contractor teset. James write:

POTUS Re-ups Labor Nominees. This week, President Biden renominated Jessica Looman to serve as administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division and José Javier Rodriguez to serve as assistant secretary of labor and head of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). Both Looman and Rodriguez were previously nominated in the 117th Congress, but they were obviously not confirmed before the congressional session adjourned. Looman has been serving in an acting capacity as the de facto administrator since the beginning of the Biden administration. If confirmed, Looman will play an important role in the DOL’s pending changes to the overtime rules and independent contractor test under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Source: Beltway Buzz – January 2023 #4 | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. – JDSupra

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