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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ratified all the decisions made by the NLRB, including those made in administrative and personnel matters, during the period of time when it did not have a proper quorum....more
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Thinking of hiring a former federal government official? Better know the post-employment rules and restrictions:
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Senate Legislative Activity -
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