DOL chief THomas Perez, with the president. (Photo: AP)

If U.S. businesses had any thoughts that a change in leadership at the Department of Labor would mean a change in the aggressive tactics employed under Secretary Hilda Solis, they were probably mistaken. 

A little more than three months into the tenure of Thomas Perez, the department’s agenda has in many areas continued on the path set by Solis. Perez in a recent speech to the AFL-CIO’s convention ticked off the areas in which he vowed the Labor Department would remain aggressive.

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