| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:26 PM
A week after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced plans to step down, three administration insiders lead the president's short list to replace him, according to sources inside and outside the White House.
Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. Labor Department is taking on long-term unemployment – which last month affected 3 million Americans – by issuing nearly $170 million in grants to help train, counsel and place job seekers.
Returning workers to long-jobs is “...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told the White House to take her off the list of potential nominees for attorney general, eliminating a leading, but likely politically divisive, contender for the post.
President Obama had asked her to...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 11:02 AM
After East Haddam resident Katherine Hackett lost her job running a nursing home, she hit the ground running and began to look for a new position. She interviewed for many jobs in her field. When those didn't pan out, she even considered a position in a...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Thomas E. Perez, who is being considered for U.S. attorney general, was endorsed Tuesday for the top law enforcement job by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
The current U.S. labor secretary, a 52-year-old Takoma Park resident and the son of immigrants...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post.
If Lynch is...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:46 PM
In Washington 21/2 years ago, the nation's top civil-rights enforcer, Thomas Perez at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with Sanford's mayor, city manager and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and promised to investigate whether Trayvon Martin was the victim...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a popular burrito restaurant in this Washington suburb Thursday to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to call for a pay raise for other American workers.
The event at Boloco gave...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The Labor Department on Tuesday announced a new rule that would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million direct care workers.
The new rule would apply to workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified...