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Puzder to Withdraw from Nomination for Secretary of Labor

Published February 15th, 2017 -

The President’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, is expected to withdraw from consideration before his confirmation hearing tomorrow.  With four firm Republican votes against him, with as many as twelve possible, top Republican Senators urged the White House to withdraw Puzder’s nomination. Puzder’s spokesperson has not yet released a statement. Read more from Reute... More »

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Lawsuit Alleging Antitrust Violations Filed Against Puzder's Company

Published February 9th, 2017 -

Yesterday, shift leaders at Carl’s Jr. filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and those similarly situated alleging various antitrust violations by Carl’s Jr. Restaurants and CKE, of which Andrew Puzder is CEO. The complaint was filed in California Superior Court. The complaint is based on a “no hire” policy extending to all CKE franchises, under which franchisees must a... More »

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Picking the New Secretary of Labor: A Backgrounder on Andrew Puzder

Published November 21st, 2016 -

This post is part of a series on the candidates we understand to be under consideration for Secretary of Labor.   President-elect Donald Trump met this weekend with Andrew Puzder, one of his rumored candidates for Secretary of Labor.  Like Trump, Puzder is a Washington outsider: he’s the longtime CEO of CKE Restaurants, the company that owns fast-food chains Hardee’s and Carl’s, ... More »

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After Work: Automation and Employment Law, Part Two

Published August 2nd, 2017 -

The challenge of automation is in many ways continuous with the challenges of “fissured” work – to use David Weil’s influential formulation.  In particular, both trends are driven in significant part by the costs and risks of employing human beings.  According to investment banker Steven Berkenfeld, CEOs these days ask, “’Can I automate it? If not, can I outsource it? If not, can I give it to an i... More »

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Today's News & Commentary — April 5, 2017

Published April 5th, 2017 -

Title VII protects LGBT workers from discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time yesterday.  The plaintiff in the case, Kimberly Hively, alleged that she had been fired from her teaching job because she is a lesbian.  In an 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit held that “discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination” prohibited... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — April 5, 2017

Published April 5th, 2017 -

Title VII protects LGBT workers from discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time yesterday.  The plaintiff in the case, Kimberly Hively, alleged that she had been fired from her teaching job because she is a lesbian.  In an 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit held that “discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination” prohibited... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — April 1-2, 2017

Published April 2nd, 2017 -

Fox News has paid out as much as $13 million to fend off sexual harassment claims against their top anchor, Bill O’Reilly.  A New York Times investigation has revealed that five women (including employees) have received payouts either from O’Reilly or the network in exchange for their promise not to pursue litigation or speak out in public.  This is the second sexual harassment scandal... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — April 1-2, 2017

Published April 2nd, 2017 -

Fox News has paid out as much as $13 million to fend off sexual harassment claims against their top anchor, Bill O’Reilly.  A New York Times investigation has revealed that five women (including employees) have received payouts either from O’Reilly or the network in exchange for their promise not to pursue litigation or speak out in public.  This is the second sexual harassment scandal... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — March 24, 2017

Published March 24th, 2017 -

President Trump’s Labor Secretary pick Alexander Acosta promised at his Senate hearings not to let the partisan political considerations affect his administration of the Department of Labor.  His statements came in response to concerns expressed by Democrats that he had looked away as his subordinates at the Justice Department under George Bush deliberately preferenced conservatives in their hirin... More »

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Today's News & Commentary — March 20, 2017

Published March 20th, 2017 -

While President Trump has launched a campaign against undocumented immigrants, his administration has not spoken out about the employers who hire them, notes the New York Times in an editorial today. Faulty enforcement and high evidentiary hurdles make holding employers accountable difficult. The Times faults the administration’s one-sided focus on demonizing immigrants while not providing a path ... More »