ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The president and CEO of the National Association of Professional Employer Associations (NAPEO), Pat Cleary, issued the following statement on President-elect Trump's selection of Andrew Puzder to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor:
"On behalf of NAPEO's membership, I congratulate Secretary-designate Puzder on his nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. As CEO of CKE Restaurants, Mr. Puzder's private sector experience brings a keen understanding of how government regulations impact businesses and workers," said Cleary. "His experience in the franchise industry – where professional employer organizations (PEOs) have a large footprint – is welcome as well. In representing nearly 300 PEOs who handle tax administration, benefits, payroll, and regulatory compliance for their clients, NAPEO looks forward to working with Mr. Puzder on issues important to the PEO industry and to small business."