Did he withhold FICA taxes from the housekeeper?
President Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary, fast-food executive Andy Puzder, said Monday that he previously employed an undocumented housekeeper. Puzder plans to continue to pursue confirmation for the cabinet position.
In a statement released Monday evening by a spokesman, Puzder said he employed a housekeeper “for a few years, during which I was unaware that she was not legally permitted to work in the U.S.”
“When I learned of her status, we immediately ended her employment and offered her assistance in getting legal status,” Puzder said. “We have fully paid back taxes to the IRS and the State of California and submitted all required paperwork.” The information was earlier reported by the Huffington Post.