Relaxed Regs, Union Probes In Store For DOL Under Puzder

By Vin Gurrieri (December 15, 2016, 9:16 PM EST) -- President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, an ardent critic of government regulation, to head a U.S. Department of Labor that employers have criticized in recent years for aggressive rulemaking likely foreshadows a more business-friendly environment and could mean more financial scrutiny for unions, experts say.

Puzder, a former attorney and the longtime head of CKE Restaurants Inc., has indicated in numerous editorials and public appearances that he is opposed to government regulations when they don't balance the costs of complying with those regulations against the need for businesses to use profits to expand and thereby create jobs and...

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