SHRM Statement on Planned Nomination of Eugene Scalia as DOL Secretary


July 19, 2019
WASHINGTON — SHRM — the Society for Human Resource Management — issued this statement from President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. on the announcement that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Eugene Scalia to the position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL): 

For decades, SHRM has worked on a nonpartisan basis with DOL to address policies impacting the workplace. We encourage the next labor secretary to continue the important practice of soliciting business and employer perspectives and those of other stakeholders on policy affecting the workplace. 

SHRM will continue to work with DOL and the next labor secretary on important issues like the overtime rule, regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the hiring of people often excluded from the job market. 

With these and other important issues facing our country, the role of labor secretary is critical. We look forward to working with the next secretary of labor and DOL. Together, we can create better workplaces and a better world.   

MEDIA: For more information, please contact Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and or Vanessa Hill at 703-535-6072 and  

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