On September 1, 2017, President Trump announced the official appointment of Cheryl Stanton as the head of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Stanton currently serves as the Executive Director of South Carolina’s Department of Employment and Workforce. Stanton’s other roles include serving as a White House legal liaison to the DOL under the George W. Bush administration.
If the Senate confirms Stanton, she will be responsible for leading the WHD, the branch of the DOL dealing with labor law and ensuring its enforcement. This includes the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its federal minimum wage and overtime laws, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).