Obama Taps Prosecutor To Lead DOL Division

Law360, New York (December 3, 2010, 6:07 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama has tapped a veteran prosecutor to head the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor, another sign that the White House is getting tough on employers that violate labor laws.

Obama announced Thursday that he intended to nominate Leon Rodriguez — the current deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice — to be administrator of the DOL unit dealing with the enforcement of the nation's minimum wage and...
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