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Jobs Concerns May Complicate Perez's Role As DOL Chief

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT) -- Newly confirmed labor secretary Thomas Perez will likely set a tough, enforcement-minded tone when he takes the reins of the U.S. Department of Labor and could push through a wave of new regulations, lawyers say, but concerns about unemployment may undermine his otherwise ambitious agenda. 

Based on his record — including his time as chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights unit and secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation — attorneys said they expected to see Perez take an enforcement...
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