As a restaurant executive, Puzder has spent much of his career speaking out against wage and labor regulations. The former commercial trial lawyer has been a staunch opponent of rules finalized by the Labor Department last year — and since put on hold — that would have expanded the number of people eligible for overtime pay. He also has been critical of substantially increasing the minimum wage, arguing that it could push companies to cut jobs and encourage businesses to invest more money in automation.Anyway, he's out.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
We got one
One the one hand, we know Trump will just go to the bullpen and nominate the next supervillain in the queue. On the other hand, Andy Puzder should never have been anywhere near a chance to run the Labor Department.