Labor Law: What employers can expect from a Trump administration

The 45th president was inaugurated last week, but the Secretary of Labor position still must be confirmed. President Trump’s selection for the position, Andy Puzder, is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Richmond Times-Dispatch

Company guilty in 2014 death of worker at Kansas City construction site

A federal judge has found a Missouri company guilty of violating a safety rule that resulted in the death of a worker at a Kansas City construction site. The 22-year-old died after he fell more than 30 feet from a steel beam while working on July 24, 2014. Kansas City Star

Man crushed under forklift

Authorities in Bristol County, Rhode Island said a man was crushed under a forklift in Freetown early Tuesday morning.

Trump to cut regs by ’75 percent’: How real is that?

In a meeting with business leaders, President Trump on Monday made an eyebrow-raising claim. As part of an effort to make America more business-friendly, Trump said: “We think we can cut regulations by 75 percent. Maybe more, but by 75 percent.” Republicans do seem serious about some kind of regulatory reform. But even conservative economists […]