President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is Cheryl Stanton, the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce and the former White House legal liaison to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under President George W. Bush.

According to Ryan Golden at the news website HR Dive, “It’s a noteworthy announcement for compliance watchdogs and a long-awaited one.” As WHD head, Stanton will be at the forefront of compliance issues on overtime, minimum wage, and family leave as DOL subtly shifts to more business-friendly policies.

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