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Trump taps fast-food boss to head Department of Labour

Andy Puzder has argued against raising the minimum wage Credit: Reuters

Donald Trump has named a fast-food executive known for his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace as head of the Department of Labour.

The US president-elect picked Andy Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc, which operates the Hardee's and Carl's Jr restaurant chains.

Puzder has frequently argued in the media that higher minimum wages would hurt workers by forcing restaurants to close.

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