Richard D. Alaniz is senior partner at Alaniz
and Schraeder, a national labor and employment firm based in Houston. He has
been at the forefront of labor and employment law for over thirty years,
including stints with the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor
Relations Board. He is a prolific writer on labor and employment law and
conducts frequent seminars to client companies and trade associations across
the country. For more information, call Alaniz at 281-833-2200.
President Donald Trump announced his choice for chief of the U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL), and while the nominee's name may be relatively unknown, a look at Andrew Puzder's ideology reveals that his nomination isn't much of a surprise.
The first of this two-part series will describe some key changes in federal regulations that may make it harder, more costly, and less efficient for roofing contractors and other employers to run their organizations.
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