An interview with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about executive action.

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Talks Pay Initiatives and the Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Talks Pay Initiatives and the Obama Administration

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Sept. 29 2016 9:00 AM

A Conversation With Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

The Cabinet member talks new sick pay initiatives, executive action, and the end of an administration with Jordan Weissmann.

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Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks at a press conference before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signs an executive order raising the living wage law on Sept. 30, 2014.

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The Department of Labor will require businesses to provide paid sick leave, up to seven paid sick days in a year, to federal contractors. Jordan Weissmann talks about this and other new sick pay initiatives, executive action, and the end of an administration with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

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Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.