Bush Nominates Scalia as Solicitor of Labor

April 30, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - President Bush has nominated Eugene Scalia, son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be solicitor of labor.

The solicitor of labor represents the Labor Department in disputes involving the more than 100 laws administered by the agency. His nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

Scalia has specialized in labor and employment, as a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, representing management in matters arising under wage and hour, safety and health, civil rights, and pension laws.

Ergonomics Standard Critic

He also has been a vocal critic of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the Clinton administration, particularly the proposed recordkeeping and ergonomics standards, according to the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA).

From 1992 to 1993, Scalia served as special assistant to US Attorney General William P. Barr, and he also worked as an aide to Education Secretary William J. Bennett from 1985 to 1987.

Scalia is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Virginia.