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White House Lays Out Flexible Workplace Blueprint for Private Sector

For the pay period that included July 4th, we discussed how to address holiday pay for employees with alternative work schedules. This post was particularly timely given that the week before, in the run-up to the July 4th...more

7/17/2014 - Barack Obama EEOC Employer Liability Issues Flexible Work Arrangements Holiday Pay Work Schedules

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Finds NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

As we reported to you in March 2013, in Noel Canning v. NLRB, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that President Barack Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of Members Richard Griffin, Terrence Flynn (who...more

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

Department of Labor Sets FLSA Regulation Deadline for November 2014, Final Regulations Unlikely to Arrive Before Spring 2015

Recently, we told you that President Obama had issued a Presidential Memorandum to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) instructing its Secretary to update regulations regarding overtime protection for workers under the Fair...more

5/28/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act Amended Regulation Barack Obama DOL Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Executive Orders FLSA OIRA Unpaid Overtime

President Obama Announces Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors

In his fifth State of the Union speech, President Obama announced that he planned to issue an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour, up from the current federal...more

2/3/2014 - Barack Obama Executive Orders Federal Contractors Minimum Wage State of the Union

NLRB Back At Full Strength After Senate Approves Slate Of Nominees

As we reported earlier this month, Senate leaders reached a compromise to return a full complement of five members to the National Labor Relations Board after President Obama agreed to withdraw his February 2013 nominations...more

8/1/2013 - Barack Obama Confirmation Proceedings NLRB Political Appointments Recess Appointments

Third Circuit Invalidates President Obama’s Appointment Of Former NLRB Member Becker; Becomes Second Appellate Court To Rule NLRB...

In late January, the D.C. Circuit ruled in Noel Canning that President Barack Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of Members Richard Griffin, Terrence Flynn (who has since resigned), and Sharon Block to the National...more

5/17/2013 - Barack Obama NLRB Recess Appointments

D.C. Court of Appeals Rules NLRB Recess Appointments Were Unconstitutional; Calls into Question Hundreds of Decisions Issued Last...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled this morning that President Barack Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of Members Richard Griffin, Terrence Flynn (who has since resigned), and Sharon Block to the...more

1/25/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

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