Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick Pudzer Withdraws

February 16, 2017

Andrew, Pudzer, President Trump’s Labor Secretary pick, withdrew his name from consideration.  Pudzer, a restaurant executive, who was thought to be against minimum wage and increased overtime benefits, faced heavy opposition from the Democrats.  He also faced backlash for employing an undocumented housekeeper.   Among other agencies, the Secretary of Labor heads the Department of Labor, including its wage and hour division.  The Department of Labor recently attempted to enact a rule which would have given overtime benefits to over 4 million people who were previously exempt from overtime requirements.  If you have a question about overtime, please contact Darren D. McClain.

This post was written by Darren McClain