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DOL Crunching to Complete Rulemaking Before Time Runs Out on Administration

Jan. 25, 2016, 5:00 AM

The Labor Department is closely watching the 2016 calendar as the agency strives to finalize several regulations central to the administrations’s middle-class agenda before the president leaves office.

Asked in a Dec. 16 interview about whether he’s feeling pressed for time, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said he had exactly 401 days left in his term. Perez told Bloomberg BNA that in the remaining months, the DOL will be focused on building a stronger middle class by addressing workers’ wages, skills, safety and retirement.

For each of those four categories, the department will try to meet the secretary’s goals largely by ...

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