Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., took testimony from workers at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. These are the businesses that are operated by Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. The employees spoke of wage theft and other allegedly improper employment practices.

The Senators organized the forum after Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. (the Chair of

Since March 2009, it has been a stated objective of the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to step up prosecutions and investigations of employer wage-hour violators.  I have noted this trend in a number of other posts.  The USDOL is not without (numerous) partners in this initiative.  Many states, all of whom have parallel