Trump Taps Acting Wage-Hour Chief to Lead Labor Policy Office

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By Ben Penn

The Trump administration wants to promote the acting head of its federal wage and hour enforcement office to lead the Labor Department’s policy shop.

Bryan Jarrett will be the president’s nominee for DOL assistant secretary for policy, the White House announced July 10. Jarrett has been acting administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division since last October, and was previously planning on serving as deputy administrator once the president’s nominee for WHD administrator gets confirmed.

As assistant secretary for policy, Jarrett would be charged with counseling Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on policy developments and overseeing the crafting of regulations across the department. The DOL’s policy office is currently run on an acting basis by Jonathan Berry.

Before arriving to the agency last fall, Jarrett was an associate at the management firm Morgan Lewis in California. He graduated from Stanford Law School.

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