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Washington Labor & Employment Wire » Obama Announces Intended Nomination of Lorelei Boylan as Wage and Hour Division Administrator

Obama Announces Intended Nomination of Lorelei Boylan as Wage and Hour Division Administrator

On April 14, 2009, President Barack Obama announced he intends to nominate Lorelei Boylan as the Administrator for the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The Wage and Hour Administrator is responsible for enforcing the agency’s wage and hour laws as well as issuing interpretative guidance and opinion letters to assist employers in their compliance efforts with these laws.

Boylan currently serves as the Director of Strategic Enforcement at the New York State Department of Labor, Labor Standards Division, where she supervised a statewide task force responsible for investigating low-wage industries. Prior to this role, Boylan was the head of the Bureau of Immigrant Workers’ Rights and served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

The White House has not yet indicated when President Obama’s final nomination will be announced.