It was announced on December 8 that President-elect, Donald Trump, will name Andy Puzder as the new Secretary of Labor. Andy Puzder is currently the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which is the parent company to burger chains Carl’s, Jr. and Hardee’s.
Puzder has been a long-standing vocal opponent of many of President Obama’s employment initiatives including the controversial overtime rule. He has also testified against the NLRB’s joint employer standard and he has voiced strong opposition to an increase in the minimum wage to $15. He is a lawyer and co-author of a book entitled, Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It.