WASHINGTON – This week’s Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the forward motion on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board could ultimately lessen the blow of a potential U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the president’s recess appointments to those agencies.
WASHINGTON — In a case that will decide not only the fate of hundreds of National Labor Relations Board decisions and rules issued over the last 18 months but also help define the constitutional limits of presidential and congressional authority, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the president had the power to install three of his nominees to the board without Senate approval.
In a ruling that pushes a second major battle over the National Labor Relations Board closer to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the board lacks statutory authority to require employers to post a sign in workplaces informing workers
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WASHINGTON – A Senate committee has advanced the nominations of President Barack Obama’s five picks for the National Labor Relations Board, setting the stage for a potential partisan showdown on the Senate floor.
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.
WASHINGTON – Saying that the ruling unduly restricts presidential authority, the Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal appellate court decision invalidating last year’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
A new proposal pending in the Senate would prevent funding for the implementation of a controversial ruling by the National Labor Relations Board allowing the creation of so-called “micro-unions” in the nation’s workplaces.
WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board will seek direct U.S. Supreme Court review of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling invalidating the recess appointments of three of the board’s members.