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The labor secretary, Thomas Perez, confirmed for the first time Monday that the Obama administration has approved the use of the federal law.
Perez said the rule was “essential” for protecting domestic violence victims, like those who were assaulted by their partners, and to prevent employers from retaliating against workers who raise safety issues or challenge hiring practices. The secretary’s position could allow the Department of Labor to create an enforcement body that can issue citations and take enforcement action, Perez said.
But the Obama administration has said the law is needed to curb the harassment of undocumented immigrants who could lose their employment contracts after their applications are denied. Labor officials said in a statement that the administration was reviewing the law and was considering other ways it could help workers.
It would allow the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which does much of the government’s tracking of employment data, to identify the number of people, based on race, who are not employed and not entitled to Social Security and Medicare tax credits. The information will then be publicly disclosed — and workers and employers will be able to identify those not covered.
“This is an important first step in ending wage discrimination against victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault,” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the bill’s sponsor, said in a statement. “We are also reviewing the impact and potential legal risks on the federal government as a whole.”
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But Jessica Vaughan, president of the National Conference of State Legislatures, argued that using federal laws to protect the public was “not the solution to working people’s rights.”
“Unions and public employee unions both stand to lose money by using these provisions, not just on domestic abuse bu