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NLRB Announces Ratification of Board “Recess Appointment” Decisions

by on October 21, 2014

posted in Legislative Updates,

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court, in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning et. al., ruled that the appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board were not valid.  The appointments had taken place following the President invoking the “Recess Appointments Clause,” permitting the President to make appointments when the Senate is in recess, when the Senate was in a three-day adjournment between January 3 and January 6, 2012.  The Supreme Court held that recesses of more than three days but less than ten days are presumptively too short to trigger the recess ... Continue Reading

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