Alan S. Kaplinsky

Alan S. Kaplinsky

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Executive Order Requires New Disclosures for Federal Contractors

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order called "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces," requiring covered federal contractors and subcontractors to publicly report labor violations, to forgo the use of...more

8/6/2014 - ADA ADEA Barack Obama Disclosure Requirements Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces FAR Federal Contractors FLSA FMLA Mandatory Arbitration Clauses OSHA Subcontractors Title VII

Hensarling and CFPB disagree on impact of Supreme Court’s Canning decision

It should be no surprise that the CFPB and Republican Congressman Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, have different perspectives on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week that President...more

6/30/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court decides recess appointments case

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday issued a decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning in which it held that President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid. ...more

6/27/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Senate votes in favor of cloture for confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB

The Senate voted 71-29 in favor of cloture. That means that the Republicans will not use the threat of the filibuster to block a confirmation vote in the Senate of Richard Cordray’s nomination by President Obama to be...more

7/16/2013 - Barack Obama CFPB Filibuster Nominations Political Appointments Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

U.S. Supreme Court likely to rule on cert petition in NLRB v. Noel Canning at June 20 Conference

We have been following very closely developments in NLRB v. Noel Canning, the case seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit Court’s judgment invalidating President Obama’s January 4, 2012 appointment of several NLRB...more

6/3/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

The political posturing continues….

President Obama’s renomination of Richard Cordray to serve as CFPB Director is now official. On February 13, the White House announced that his nomination was sent to the Senate....more

2/15/2013 - Barack Obama CFPB Nominations Richard Cordray

The Senate Republicans officially weigh in on Cordray’s nomination

Whatever hope President Obama may have had that his nomination of Richard Cordray to serve a five-year term as Director of the CFPB vanished today when 43 Republican Senators joined in a letter to the President saying that...more

2/4/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB Dodd-Frank Richard Cordray

New CFPB Deputy Director about to be appointed

The word on the street is that tomorrow Richard Cordray will appoint a new Deputy Director to replace Raj Date who has been serving in that capacity since Jan. 6 of 2012....more

1/30/2013 - Administrative Appointments Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

D.C. Circuit NLRB Decision Casts Doubt on Validity of Cordray Appointment

The validity of President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now under a dark cloud as a result of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals...more

1/29/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB NLRB Political Appointments Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

Keeping a stiff upper lip is no answer here!

While the CFPB has not yet issued a formal written statement about the impact of the D.C. Circuit’s recent opinion in Canning v. NLRB on the Bureau, the Wall Street Journal reported in its weekend edition that a CFPB...more

1/29/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB NLRB Political Appointments Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray renominated as CFPB Director

Richard Cordray was renominated today by President Obama to serve as CFPB Director for a five-year term. The President’s recess appointment of Mr. Cordray only allows him to serve as CFPB Director until the end of this year....more

1/24/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB Nominations Richard Cordray

D.C. Court of Appeals may soon invalidate President Obama’s NLRB recess appointments: implications for CFPB

Earlier today, we reported on the panel discussion of the lawsuit filed by State National Bank of Big Spring that took place at the ABA Committee on Consumer Financial Services in Naples, Florida during a session entitled...more

1/10/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB NLRB Political Appointments Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

CFPB gets preliminary injunction in mortgage relief assistance case

On November 16, a federal district judge in California entered a preliminary injunction in favor of the CFPB in the action it filed this past July against a law firm that offered mortgage assistance relief services to...more

11/21/2012 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB Mortgages NLRB Preliminary Injunctions Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

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