Friday, December 9, 2016

Trump picks Puzder for Labor

Yesterday, President Elect Donald Trump named Andy Puzder (CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardees) to head the Department of Labor. You can read more about him via Reuters: Trump picks opponent of higher minimum wage for Labor Department. I saw a lot of chatter on Twitter about his comments regarding robots:
Not official use.
On the one hand, I can see why this upsets some people... on the other hand, I'd be more concerned if the new head of DOL did *not* understand the implications of the rapid advances in automation and AI.

I think it's safe to say we'll see some significant changes from the Obama years. The first thing on his plate will likely be the overtime regulations appeal, which just received an expedited briefing schedule at the Fifth Circuit.