THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 13, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SETH D. HARRIS AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Seth D. Harris as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.
Mr. Seth D. Harris, of Roslyn Heights, New York, is currently a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and is also the Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy. Mr. Harris joined the Department of Labor in December 1993 as a Special Assistant to then-Secretary Robert Reich. From January to December 1993, Mr. Harris was a litigation associate at White & Case, a New York law firm. He has served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Gene Carter of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and Judge William Canby of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 1983-1988, Mr. Harris was a legislative field representative for the Seafarers International Union.
Mr. Harris received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations, and a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law.
The Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division is responsible, among other things, for enforcing the nation's minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and family and medical leave laws, and determining prevailing wage rates for Federal construction and service contracts.