National Labor Relations Board Recess Appointments Quorum

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency of the United States federal government created in 1935 as part of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board consists of five presidentially-appointed... more +
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency of the United States federal government created in 1935 as part of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board consists of five presidentially-appointed members, who are charged with overseeing union elections and hearing complaints of unfair labor practices under the NLRA.    less -
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The NLRB Creates A New Defense

A federal district court in Washington has struck down an NLRB petition for a Section 10(j) injunction because the NLRB lacked a valid quorum at the time the petition was authorized. In Hooks v. Kitsap Tenant Support...more

D.C. Appeals Court Gives Chilly Reception for NLRB Recess Appointments

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down President Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) "recess appointments" of members Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, both...more

No Quorum in the NLRB? What Does This Mean to You?

As some of you may have seen through the various main-stream media outlets who have reported this development, in early 2012, President Obama appointed three NLRB Board members without the consent of the Senate. The...more

Appeals Court Nixes President’s Recess Appointments to NLRB Raising Question Whether Any NLRB Decisions Since 2011 Are Enforceable

In a 3-0 decision on January 25, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Board decision issued on February 8, 2012 was invalid because the Board failed to consist of a quorum of three validly appointed members....more

Employment Law: NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

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....more

D.C. US Court Of Appeals Labors Over Recess Appointments

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down a National Labor Relations Board ("Board") decision on the basis that the Board issuing the decision could not act lawfully, as it did not...more

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