That Most Elusive Hearing

When Andy Puzder was the Labor Secretary nominee, his confirmation hearing was scheduled, postponed and rescheduled no fewer than 5 times before he withdrew from consideration on February 15 – without a hearing ever taking place!. With current nominee Alex Acosta, confirmed for other posts by the Senate on 3 different occasions, most believed it…

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Hearing Set For Labor Nominee Acosta

The initial confirmation hearing on the nomination of Alexander Acosta as President Trump’s Labor Secretary has been scheduled. The Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) has scheduled the first of its Acosta confirmation hearings for 1:30 next Wednesday in the Dirksen Senate Office building. President Trump’s initial nominee, CKE Restaurant CEO Andy…

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Reversing Obama

The 2016 election promised to undo many actions the Obama administration took on a host of issues – most notably, the Affordable Care Act. But, there are many regulatory actions that the Trump administration has teed up for a mulligan, if you will, that are causing angst in the organized labor camp and measured joy…

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Calmer Seas for Acosta

For the past few months, we’ve reported regularly on the ups and downs of former Trump Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder and the ultimately successful effort to derail his appointment. Early indications are that the new nominee for the business-critical post, Alexander Acosta, (here is a story on his time on the National Labor Relations…

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If At First You Don’t Succeed . . .

Over the past several weeks, we’ve reported a date & time for the impending confirmation hearing of Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder – each time giving a date in the upcoming week when the hearing was scheduled, and each week it has been postponed. Next week, the US Senate HELP Committee has scheduled a public…

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Regulatory Repeal Slowed by Hearing Delays

As much as Congress may be anxious to undo some of the more egregious regulatory mandates imposed last year by the Department of Labor, it seems that the aforementioned delays in the Puzder confirmation process are also delaying the repeal efforts – especially of the overtime rule that doubled the overtime threshold.  According to a…

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Puzder Hearing on For February 2

Despite “fake news” stories (a CNN report) alleging that President-elect Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (parent company of Carl;’s Jr. and Hardee’s), is contemplating backing out, his nomination is moving forward.  The US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) has apparently rescheduled the nomination hearing for Thursday,…

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Puzder Confirmation Hearing Delayed Again

The Senate confirmation hearing on the nomination of CKE Restaurant CEO Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor has been delayed again, and could be put off to as late as next month by the US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP).  It’s been reported that the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has…

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Puzder Confirmation Hearing Set for January 17

With Donald Trump set to assume the office of the Presidency in just over 10 days, focus is shifting to the confirmation hearings in the US Senate for the president-elect’s cabinet nominees.  In that vein, the US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) will hold a confirmation hearing on January 17 on…

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IFA Asks for Puzder Endorsements

As we know, President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. as his Secretary of Labor and the International Franchise Association (IFA) has undertaken an effort to help him win confirmation.  Puzder is a member of the IFA Board of…

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