Federal Court Upholds NLRB Posting Requirement

In January 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) promulgated a rule requiring private employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) . The rule required that the notice be posted in a "conspicuous place" and provided...

NLRB Told to Follow its Precedent or Explain Why

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently joined other courts in reining in the efforts of federal agencies to legislate by administrative action. Specifically, in E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company v. NLRB , the D.C. Circuit held that the National Labor Relations...

What Does Independence Day Really Mean?

To most of us, the 4 th of July means a day off from work spent with family and friends, perhaps going to a parade, having a barbeque or watching fireworks. But Independence Day signifies so much more. It not only honors the birthday of our country, but the adoption of the Declaration of Independence...

Chief Justice Denies Request To Shut Down NLRB

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on July 2 denied an emergency application filed a day earlier seeking to halt National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings pending a decision on the dispute over “recess” appointments to the...