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High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of NLRB Quorum Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 agreed to decide whether President Obama's "recess" appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 should be upheld ( National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a Division of the Noel...

Senate Confirms Five Members to the National Labor Relations Board

Ladies and gentlemen, the National Labor Relations Board is back in business. (Well, somebody tell that to the Board, where it's been business as usual lately. More on that in a moment.) Yesterday, the Senate voted mainly along party lines to confirm five members -- a full slate -- to the Board...

The "New" Obama NLRB: Back to the Future

Now that the Senate has confirmed a full complement of Board members, employers should expect a familiar rite of passage to occur--the reversal of the prior Board's decisions. In this case, the Bush Board decisions in key areas will likely be reviewed and reversed. The fact that the Obama Board lacked...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in NLRB Quorum Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. president has the power to fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board during both inter-session and intra-session recesses, the U.S. solicitor general told the U.S. Supreme Court this morning during arguments in a closely watched appeal ( National Labor Relations...