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Pro-Union Attorney to Head NLRB

The U.S. Senate has confirmed union lawyer Richard Griffin to serve as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”).

The board’s general counsel is instrumental in determining when and how actively to pursue claims against employers. Mr. Griffin’s appointment, which passed on a near-party-line vote, assures that the NLRB will continue its recent aggressive enforcement and expansion of labor rules. More ›

Federal Appeals Court Strikes down President Obama’s NLRB Appointments

In a decision that could have an enormous impact on employers, a federal appeals court has ruled that President Barrack Obama violated the Constitution when he appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) without Senate approval.

The unanimous ruling from the three-member panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could invalidate hundreds of NLRB regulations and decisions issued since January 4, 2012. President Obama is expected to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. More ›