According to a report in Politico, an aide to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R. Tenn.), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, has revealed that the confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Labor, will be held on January 12. Puzder is Chief Executive Officer of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s.
Puzder has criticized state and local minimum wage increases, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and government overregulation, among other things.
If Puzder is confirmed as Secretary of Labor, employers should expect many changes on the labor and other fronts. For a detailed analysis of those expected changes, see our article, Fast-Food Restaurant CEO Tapped to Head Labor Department: What to Expect.