Last week, fast
food CEO Andrew Puzder was selected by the incoming administration to lead
the U.S. Department of Labor. Puzder is currently the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which
owns fast-food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Puzder has been an outspoken
critic of the Obama administration’s labor policies, opposing increases to
minimum wage and overtime pay and expansion of paid sick leave policies. His
selection is opposed by some conservative
commentators who sharply criticize Puzder’s past
support for immigration reform measures such as a guest worker program and
path to legal status for undocumented immigrants. Puzder drew attention earlier
this year for advocating
automation in fast-food service.
A federal judge awarded $2.38 million in fees to the attorneys who sued Uber over alleged discrimination against blind passengers.
An arbitrator ruled that a Mississippi loan company discriminated against a transgender former employee “because of his sex” when the employee’s boss ordered the employee to dress and act like a woman.
A survey by online magazine Quartz revealed that interns at technology companies earn significantly more annually than most American workers.