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Andrew Puzder Withdraws Candidacy for Labor Secretary; Trump Taps Former U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta

On February 15, 2017, just one day before his confirmation hearing, Andrew Puzder announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to serve as President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which operates fast-food restaurants Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Like many of President Trump’s Cabinet picks, Puzder faced fierce opposition from … Continue Reading

The DOL Will Appeal Injunction Suspending Regulations Raising the White Collar Salary Minimums

As we continue to follow the progress of the injunction suspending the Department of Labor’s regulations raising the salary minimums for the ‘white collar exemption’, yesterday the DOL informed a Texas federal court that it will appeal that injunction. It is a strange coincidence that the DOL announcement came on the same day – December … Continue Reading

Are the DOL Regulations Dead, or Just on Life Support?

As you finish your Thanksgiving preparations the last thing you needed was a major legal development in the area of Employment law – but we had one yesterday. On November 22, Judge Amos Mazzant, sitting in the Eastern District of Texas, issued an order enjoining implementation and enforcement of the US DOL’s new overtime exemption … Continue Reading

I’m Not Persuaded: The DOL’s New “Persuader” Rule Close to Implementation

Law firms are often retained by employers facing the fast-paced, distracting, emotionally charged experience of unionization efforts. Part of the union organizing process is legal in nature, and part feels more like politics, particularly where an employer wants to communicate to its employees that it would prefer to deal with them directly, rather than through … Continue Reading
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