Topic: Recess Appointments

NLRB To Supreme Court: A Little Help, Please?

“In Noel Canning v. NLRB, a DC Circuit panel held that President Barack Obama improperly exercised his recess appointment power by nominating a majority of the NLRB in January of 2012 while Congress was technically still in session. The ruling calls into question every action taken by the board in the past year, including many… Read more »

Court Rules Against Obama: Is Your Company’s Social Media Policy Now Totally Invalid?

In late January, a DC circuit court ruled that President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board didn’t actually happen during a recess, and were therefore invalid. The ruling has huge implications for many workplace issues. In early analysis, attorney Peter Felsenfeld of law firm Barger & Wolen reminds us that it will… Read more »

What’s Next for the National Labor Relations Board? [Video]

For employers, a brief look at the implications of the recent DC circuit court determination that President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional. Key takeaways: Ruling could invalidate hundreds of NLRB actions made since January 4, 2012 Impact of the decision will likely take months to be felt… Read more »

BREAKING: Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling earlier this morning that calls into question hundreds of National Labor Relations Board decisions issued in 2012. Douglas Hass of law firm Franczek Radelet explains: “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled this morning that President Barack Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of… Read more »