Switching Chairs

Just last week, we advised readers of the scheduled term expirations for the members of the National Labor Relations Board, and the importance of the President filling vacancies on the Board.  In that vein, you’ll recall that the first to expire is the republican member Philip Miscimarra (December, 2017). Well, the power within the current…

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Puzder Hearing on For February 2

Lastly on the national front, we want to again urge our readers to lend their support to President Trump’s nomination of Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s), as Secretary of Labor. His nomination hearing will be held next Thursday, February 2 before the US Senate Committee on Health,…

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Labor Attorneys Planning Battle?

On the surface, it may seem that the labor issue pendulum has swung in favor of business with the Trump administration taking office and Congress in the republican control, but business interests shouldn’t expect the unions or their advocates in the plaintiff’s bar to go quietly into that good night! To the contrary, we found…

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Puzder Hearing on For February 2

Despite “fake news” stories (a CNN report) alleging that President-elect Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (parent company of Carl;’s Jr. and Hardee’s), is contemplating backing out, his nomination is moving forward.  The US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) has apparently rescheduled the nomination hearing for Thursday,…

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Puzder Confirmation Hearing Delayed Again

The Senate confirmation hearing on the nomination of CKE Restaurant CEO Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor has been delayed again, and could be put off to as late as next month by the US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP).  It’s been reported that the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has…

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Puzder Confirmation Hearing Set for January 17

With Donald Trump set to assume the office of the Presidency in just over 10 days, focus is shifting to the confirmation hearings in the US Senate for the president-elect’s cabinet nominees.  In that vein, the US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) will hold a confirmation hearing on January 17 on…

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One of Our Own

Zealots in the Obama Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may indeed be looking at the last few weeks of life for their litany of pro-labor and anti-business regulations (the overtime rule, the persuader rule, the expanded joint-employer definition, and others), as it appears CKE Restaurant CEO Andy Puzder is poised…

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Illegal NLRB Appointment

In a decision released this week, the US Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that invalidated the appointment of Lafe Solomon as acting NLRB General Counsel back in 2010.  You may recall at that time, President Obama filled a number of NLRB positions without the assent of the US Senate…

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