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DOL nominee Andrew Puzder meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Photo: AP)

Prominent Senate Democrats want employees of Carl’s Jr. and Hardees to testify during the Senate Confirmation hearing of Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder.

In a letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, and 21 other Democrats requested the hearing include witnesses who can provide “knowledge of and context” of the business practices of CKE Restaurants, where Mr. Puzder has served as CEO since June of 2000. CKE Restaurants owns the Carl’s Jr. and Hardees franchises.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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