Obama Pick For DOL Wage-Hour Unit Faces Senate Battle

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- By selecting the architect of the agency's current aggressive enforcement strategy to head the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division on Tuesday, President Barack Obama may have set the stage for another pitched Senate confirmation battle, attorneys say.

The president announced Tuesday that he planned to nominate David Weil to serve as the chief of the Wage and Hour Division, the DOL unit tasked with enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act's federal minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and child labor requirements, as well as...
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