President-Elect Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Andrew F. Pudzer to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to numerous sources familiar with his office. Pudzer is the CEO of the holding company that operates the fast food chains Hardee’s and Carls, Jr., an avid blogger, and an outspoken opponent of raises to the federal…

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Category: Wage-Hour,

As we previously reported, a federal judge in Texas recently issued a nationwide injunction putting a halt to regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which would have doubled the minimum salary needed to satisfy the “white collar” exemptions to overtime and minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Yesterday, the…

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Since at least the 1920s, Republicans have been viewed as the party of commerce, small government and less regulation. And, to be sure, most Republicans still are. But Donald Trump challenged all of those assumptions by running a populist campaign directed to the working class in which he has often touted “yuge” government. Indeed, Trump…

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Daniel H. Handman authored the Corporate Counsel article titled, “Expect Big Changes in Labor and Employment From the Trump Administration,” looking at the impact of the incoming administration on key labor and employment issues including organized labor, paid family leave, arbitration agreements and the “gig” economy. Text of the article is below and can be…

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Despite popular belief, the fate of fast food franchises around the country does not rest in the hands of Lauren Esposito, an unelected administrative judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Whatever decision Judge Esposito reaches, it will be appealed to the full NLRB and then again to a federal appeals court for review. 

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