A second federal appeals court has ruled that an order issued by the National Labor Relations Board cannot be enforced because of an “invalid” recess appointment by President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON – New proposed regulations would impose stricter safety requirements on child care providers who receive federal funding.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s surgically narrow ruling prohibiting a farmer from using seeds harvested from patented herbicide-resistant soybeans has left lawyers with more questions than answers about the extent of patent owners’ rights in other emerging, self-replicating technologies.
WASHINGTON – Patent pools, designed to spur innovation and reduce the cost of litigation, may actually be having anticompetitive effects according to a report released by the former competition policy director for the Federal Trade Commission.
WASHINGTON – A federal appellate court has struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial notice posting rule, the latest in a series of blows to the agency that has been mired in legal controversy.
WASHINGTON – The employment bar was roiled last year when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that a company policy requiring employees to keep interviews related to internal investigations confidential violated federal labor law.
But since then, the agency has been informally placing limits on that holding by issuing advice memoranda suggesting that companies can make reasonable case-by-case judgments about whether confidentiality is necessary — and attorneys have been eyeing them closely for guidance on how to advise clients.
Recent Senate hearings have sparked renewed debate over a national mortgage database that will hold information about millions of mortgage, credit card and auto loans, loan terms, borrowers’ credit profiles and financial information.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued new guidelines for determining when construction has begun on a renewable energy facility in order for a taxpayer to become eligible for certain tax credits created under last year’s American Taxpayer Relief Act.