Small Business Applauds Nomination of Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

Date: December 09, 2016

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National Federation of Independent Business compliments President-elect on selection of CKE Restaurants CEO

For Immediate Release
Andrew Wimer, 202-314-2073 or 703-298-5938 (cell)
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Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2016) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), America’s leading small business advocate, issued the following statement from NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan regarding the nomination of CEO of CKE Restaurants Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor by President-elect Donald J. Trump:

“Small business owners are pleased that someone who knows what it takes to manage a successful company has been nominated to oversee the Department of Labor. Many NFIB members are franchisees, a business model that was under attack during the Obama administration. Andy Puzder understands how these actions and other labor regulations directly harm American entrepreneurs and family businesses.

“NFIB has multiple suits against harmful Department of Labor regulations rushed out at the end of the President Obama’s term. We are hopeful that should the nominees be confirmed, he will take immediate action to halt these overreaching rules. President-elect Trump has made a good choice for this critical cabinet position.”

The NFIB is currently engaged in several lawsuits against rules created by the DOL. The overtime and persuader rules are under federal court injunctions. NFIB is also suing over a DOL memo that allows union representatives to accompany OSHA inspectors on inspections of non-unionized businesses.

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