Peter Felsenfeld

Peter Felsenfeld

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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After NLRB v. Canning: A Practical Guide For Employers

The Supreme Court’s decision last week in NLRB v. Canning left many employers scratching their heads – and with good reason. Sure, the unanimous ruling served as a rebuke to the Obama Administration, and hundreds of...more

7/1/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Supreme Court Strikes NLRB Recess Appointments

The United States Supreme Court has struck down President Obama’s controversial 2012 nominations to the NLRB, holding that the President violated the Constitution by using his recess appointments power when the Senate was...more

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

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”)....more

10/31/2013 - NLRB Political Appointments Richard Griffin

U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule on Obama’s Recess Appointments

The fate of hundreds of mostly pro-union federal agency rulings now rests with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court this week agreed to take up Noel v. Canning, the case involving President Obama’s controversial recess...more

7/1/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Analysis: Controversy Surrounding Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointees

As an employer, you may be perplexed by the flap over President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and concerned about what it all means for business....more

4/22/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

President Obama To Abandon Recess Appointees to the NLRB

The drama surrounding President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) took an unexpected twist this week as the President announced his intention to nominate three new members....more

4/12/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Nominations Recess Appointments

Employers May Violate Federal Law By Refusing To Hire Union Organizers

Here’s a challenging scenario for employers: An individual applies for a job. The employer becomes aware that the applicant is a union volunteer who will likely try to organize the workplace if hired....more

3/15/2013 - Aerotek Hiring & Firing NLRA NLRB Union Salting Unions

NLRB Will Ask Supreme Court To Affirm Board Members

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced today that it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal court ruling that invalidated the appointment of three members and put hundreds of mostly pro-union...more

3/13/2013 - Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Employers May Not Engage In Coercive Surveillance of Unions

An employer risks violating federal labor laws by monitoring employees’ union activities, or even creating an impression of surveillance....more

2/25/2013 - Anti-Union Actions Hiring & Firing NLRB Surveillance Union Monitoring Unions

Senator Introduces Bill To Freeze NLRB Decisions

Hundreds of National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) actions, many of which make it easier for workers to unionize, would be frozen or invalidated under legislation proposed this week by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy)....more

2/4/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB NLRB Freeze Act of 2013 Political Appointments Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

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...more

1/29/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

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