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Despite Senate moves, lawyers eye NLRB appointment case (access required)

Workers' rights

The recent Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the forward motion on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board could ultimately lessen the blow of a potential U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the president’s recess appointments to those agencies.

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NLRB’s effort to fill ‘knowledge gap’ struck down (access required)

Workers' rights

In break rooms across the country, you can find those ubiquitous posters informing employees of their rights regarding minimum wage, occupational safety, equal opportunity and the like. But one poster can come down, now that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule that ordered it up.

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New NLRB brings even more uncertainty for labor lawyers (access required)

WASHINGTON – One of the most contentious years in the National Labor Relations Board’s history ended amid controversy, and now 2012 has begun with a brand new political maelstrom that could spell more confusion and uncertainty for labor attorneys. When member Craig Becker’s term expired at the start of the year, it left the board with only two members: Chairman Mark G. Pearce and Brian Hayes. That put the board in peril, because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the 2010 decision New Process Steel v. NLRB that the NLRB does not have the statutory authority to act with fewer than three members.

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U.S. Chamber sues to block NLRB posting rule (access required)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit challenging a new rule by the National Labor Relations Board requiring employers to post notices in the workplace explaining employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The suit alleges that the rule, which is set to go into effect Nov. 14, violates federal labor and regulatory laws as well as the First Amendment.

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Agency chairman pushes back against GOP’s complaints (access required)

In the wake of a House committee hearing in which Republicans blasted recent actions by the National Labor Relations Board, the board’s chairman defended its decisions. During the Sept. 22 hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., chair of the committee, took aim at a new rule requiring employers to post notices informing workers of their right to unionize and engage in other activities under the National Labor Relations Act.

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