Just last week, we reported on the nomination of Attorney Marvin Kaplan to the 4th seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), leaving only one vacancy on the 5-member Board entrusted with enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Just this week, President Trump closed that gap completely with the formal nomination of William Emanuel to the NLRB. A Los Angeles-based attorney with the firm of Littler Mendelson, P.C, Emanuel is a highly respected labor attorney with extensive experience in all aspects of labor law and a highly successful career in employer representation in labor disputes. If ultimately confirmed by the US Senate, his appointment will translate into a 3-2 majority for republicans on the NLRB. Also this week, the President announced he will fill a vacancy on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by appointing Janet Dhillon to the post as Chairman of the Commission. Dhillon is the executive vice president and general counsel of Burlington Stores and has held executive and senior roles with J.C. Penney and U.S. Airways. Commissioner Victoria Lipnic, a republican appointed by President Obama who had been elevated by Trump to acting chairman, will revert to the position of Commissioner once Dhillon is confirmed by the Senate.