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President to Nominate Republican Attorneys to Fill Labor Board Vacancies

Attorneys Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel will be nominated by President Donald J. Trump to fill the two openings on the five-member National Labor Relations Board, according to the Daily Labor Report. Trump plans to nominate Kaplan and Emanuel by June, following completion of their FBI background checks. If Kaplan and Emanuel are confirmed, the … Continue Reading

DOL Nominee Puzder’s Hearing Rescheduled

The confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, has been postponed from January 12 to the week of January 16, according to a report in Politico. The hearing will take place before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The Committee is chaired by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).… Continue Reading

Federal Contractors Concerned about President Obama’s Newest Executive Order

President Barack Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order creates new self-reporting requirements for federal contractors, an apparent effort to shame these employers (and appeal to the Administration’s labor constituency) by having them disclose an array of labor- and employment-related violations, including adverse arbitration awards, regardless of their relationship to the actual performance of … Continue Reading

NLRB Gets Increase In Proposed Budget

President Obama has requested a funding increase for the National Labor Relations Board of 1.3% over existing levels in his just-released proposed budget for fiscal year 2015. The proposed budget assumes more than 1,000 more unfair labor practice cases and 140 representation cases will be filed in the next fiscal year than were filed in … Continue Reading

President Obama Nominates Three to Labor Board

President Barack Obama today announced his intent to nominate current National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Pearce, as well as two newcomers, Harry L. Johnson III and Philip A. Miscimarra, as Members of the NLRB. Pearce, who has been the Board’s chairman since August 2011 and a member of the NLRB since March 2010, is … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Appeals Court Conflict Over NLRB Quorum

  With a clear conflict among the federal Circuit Courts and with the National Labor Relations Board and employers calling to have the Board quorum issue settled, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the NLRB is authorized to render decisions while three of its five seats remain vacant.  The Court granted … Continue Reading

DOL Proposes Regulations for Obama’s Exec. Order Requiring Federal Contractors Provide Notice to their Employees about their Section 7 Rights

The U.S. Department of Labor on August 3rdproposed regulationsto help implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13496.   Issued January 30, 2009, the Executive Order requires government contractors to post a lengthy official notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act to join or form labor unions, as well as to engage … Continue Reading
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