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Fri Mar 8, 2013, 01:59 PM

7. Here's some background on Thomas Perez from your link, Steve..

Perez, 51, has headed the civil rights division at the Justice Department since 2009. He was formerly secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which enforces workplace safety laws and wage and hour regulations as well as consumer-protection laws.

Before that, Perez was a member of the county council in Montgomery County, a suburb of Washington. He was the first Hispanic elected to the council, where he served from 2002 to 2005, including a one-year stint as its president. He has a law degree from Harvard University and a degree in international relations and political science from Brown University.

Nominating a Hispanic lawyer to lead the Labor Department may signal an increased emphasis by the Obama administration on protecting the wages of workers, said Jared Bernstein, a former economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

“Given his background, this may be about beefing up the wage and hour division at labor, which is incredibly important in terms of pushing back against wage theft and helping to implement immigration reform,” Bernstein said.


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