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Finally, For The First Time In Over A Decade, The National Relations Labor Board Has Five Senate-Confirmed Board Members

Those active in labor law are familiar with the political chaos that has surrounded the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) since this past January. In six months, the NLRB went from being the subject of a Circuit Court...more

Senate Confirms President Obama's NLRB Nominees, But This Development Is Unlikely To Render Noel Canning Moot

As part of a deal to avoid changes to its filibuster rules, the Senate last week confirmed President Obama’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...more

President Withdraws Nominations Of NLRB Members That Are The Subject Of The Noel Canning Case, But Impact Of Withdrawals Uncertain

Last week, as part of an agreement between Senate Democrats and Republicans to avoid the "nuclear option" of eliminating the filibuster for executive branch nominations, President Obama agreed to withdraw the pending...more

Supreme Court Will Resolve Questions About Obama Recess Appointments and CFPB Authority

As anticipated, the United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, signaling the next chapter in the challenges that have been raised as to the legitimacy of certain...more

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

Further thoughts on the Supreme Court’s grant of review in NLRB v. Noel Canning

As we have reported in this blog and in an E-Alert, the Supreme Court on Monday June 24 granted certiorari in the Noel Canning case, in which the D.C. Circuit held that President Obama’s January 4, 2011 recess appointments to...more

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Recess NLRB Appointments Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Noel Canning v. NLRB, which held that President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of three members to the...more

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

Appointment Of A Board Member By The President Without Senate Consent Is Invalid And Therefore Rulings By A Three-Member Delegee...

In National Labor Relations Board v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation (--- F.3d ----, C.A.3, May 16, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals considered the validity of a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board...more

Update on cases challenging Cordray appointment

We have been following two federal court cases that involve challenges to Director Cordray’s appointment. The California case, CFPB v. Chance Edward Gordon, was filed in summer 2012 by the CFPB against an attorney and his law...more

The Third Circuit Rules President Obama’s 2010 NLRB Recess Appointment Was Invalid

Dealing yet another blow to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”), on May 16, 2013, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Obama’s 2010 recess appointment of Craig Becker to the NLRB was...more

Republican Senators file amicus brief supporting certiorari in NLRB v. Noel Canning

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his 44 Senate Republican colleagues have filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in NLRB v. Noel Canning....more

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

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

Obama’s NLRB Package of Nominees Unlikely to be Confirmed

On April 9, 2013, President Obama announced his intention to nominate three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), renominating current Democratic NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, whose term expires on August...more

Congressional Research Service issues two reports on Canning decision

The D.C. Circuit’s January 2013 decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB is the subject of two recently-issued reports by the Congressional Research Service. The decision held that President Obama’s recess appointments of three...more

Employment Law Blog: The Continuing Saga of the NLRB Recess Appointments and Fallout

On January 25, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit published an opinion in Noel Canning v. National Relations Board, Case No. 12-1115. The case arose out of a dispute between employer Noel Canning, a...more

Third Circuit hears oral argument in another NLRB case challenging recess appointments

“Can we duck the [recess appointments] issue?” That question was asked yesterday by one of the members of the three-judge panel hearing oral argument on the National Labor Relation Board’s application to enforce its order in...more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Remains In Limbo

The authority and leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a body created by Dodd-Frank to regulate consumer protection of financial products and services, continues to remain in limbo in the wake of the...more

Will New U.S. Court Of Appeals Decision On ‘Recess Appointments’ Stay Dodd-Frank Powers Granted To CFPB And Vacate Certain...

Holding that recess appointments authorized by the Recess Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution are limited to “intersession recesses” – “the period between sessions of the Senate when the Senate is by definition not...more

Labor And Employment E-Note - February 14, 2013

In This Issue: - Lawmakers Reintroduce Social Networking Online Protection Act - Lawsuit Claims Scanning E-mails Away from Work Should be Overtime - Business, Labor Unions Work Together for Immigration Overhaul -...more

Will Actions of the CFPB Be Deemed Invalid?

A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has brought into question the validity of actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The case in question,...more

NLRB Decisions To Fall Like Dominos?

As you may have heard, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals recently sent shockwaves through the labor relations world by holding that President Obama's "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board...more

Obama Administration’s Recess Appointments to the NLRB Declared Unconstitutional: All NLRB Decisions Since January 2012 Overturned

In Noel Canning v. NLRB, the D.C. Circuit Court recently ruled that President Obama lacked the authority to make three recess appointments to the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), rendering the recess...more

D.C. Circuit’s Invalidation of President Obama’s Recess Appointments Raises Questions Concerning Actions Taken by the Consumer...

The D.C. Circuit’s Decision in Noel Canning - On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were...more

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