Tag Archives: President Obama

Labor Board Asks: Retain, Modify, or Rescind ‘Quickie Election’ Rules?

A Request for Information regarding the “Quickie Election” representation regulations (at 29 CFR parts 101 and 102) will be published on December 13, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board has announced. The RFI will seek input on the 2014 amendments to representation case procedures that reduced the opportunities for employers to communicate with their employees … Continue Reading

Breaking News: NLRB Chairman Miscimarra Declines Second Term

Reportedly citing personal reasons, National Labor Relations Board Chairman Philip Miscimarra has declined consideration for a second term on the Board. Miscimarra’s term expires on December 16, 2017, and the Board is facing a slashed budget. Miscimarra, seen as pro-business, has become known for his numerous strong dissents in opposition to labor-friendly decisions by the … Continue Reading

Management Labor Attorney Being Considered for NLRB General Counsel Nomination

Peter B. Robb, a management-side labor law attorney, reportedly is being considered to be the National Labor Relations Board’s next General Counsel. The four-year term for the current NLRB General Counsel, Democrat Richard F. Griffin, Jr., expires this November. Robb previously worked as an NLRB field attorney and as chief counsel to Republican NLRB Member … Continue Reading

Senate Confirms Kaplan for Vacant Board Seat, Moving NLRB Closer to Pro-Business Majority

The United States Senate has narrowly confirmed former counsel to the Commissioner of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Marvin Kaplan to one of two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board. Kaplan’s confirmations leaves one vacant seat on the five-member Board. President Donald Trump has nominated management labor lawyer William Emanuel for … Continue Reading

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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