Employment – Senate to Hold Confirmation Vote for Secretary of Labor Nominee

On March 22, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Alex Acosta to be the Secretary of Labor, which was originally scheduled for March 15. The committee is scheduled to vote on his nomination on March 30. The Department of Labor is the agency responsible for the implementation of federal labor and employment laws, including those relating to wages and hours. Additionally, it includes the Office of Disability Employment Policy which is a non-regulatory agency that promotes employment of people with disabilities.

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