Labor & Employment E-Note - August 15, 2013

In This Issue:

- NLRB Rulings in Limbo as High Court Reviews Recess Appointments

- New Labor Board Members Likely to Help Employers with Disputes

- NLRB Says Social Media Restrictions Could Violate Labor Law

- State AGs Express Concerns Over Criminal Background Check Suits

- Employers Helping Immigrants Work Toward Citizenship

- Workers' Comp to Feel Effect After Obesity Declared Disease

- Employers Deal with Injured Workers' Use of Opioid Prescriptions

- Fewer Companies Offering Executives Perks, Report Finds

- Excerpt from NLRB Rulings in Limbo as High Court Reviews Recess Appointments:

More than 100 cases in which the NLRB ruled in favor of workers and unions remain inlimbo as a result of company challenges of the NLRB's authority. The issue stems froman appellate court ruling in January that presidential appointments to the NLRB in 2012were unconstitutional because they were made during a short Senate recess.

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