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Reminder: Deadline for Electronically Submitting 2022 OSHA Form 300A Data Is March 2

On Jan. 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a press release reminding certain employers that the deadline to submit the calendar year 2022 Form 300A is March 2.   READ MORE
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House Committee Approves Bill to Limit NLRB Actions

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce March 20 approved a bill that would require the National Labor Relations Board to stop all activity that requires a three-member quorum until the legal disputes involving the board are resolved. 
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NLRB to Seek Supreme Court Review of “Recess” Appointment Decision

The National Labor Relations Board March 12 announced it will file a petition with the United States Supreme Court for review of a Jan. 25 decision by an appeals court, which found President Obama’s “recess” appointment of members to the board in early 2012 was unconstitutional. 
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Court Suspends Appeal of Ambush Elections Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Feb. 19 issued an order of abeyance on an appeal of the NLRB controversial “ambush” elections rule by the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace. The order suspends consideration of the appeal “pending further order of the court.”  
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ABC Asks Congress to Restrain NLRB After Court Negates Recess Appointments

On Feb. 13, a U.S House of Representatives subcommittee held a hearing on the future of the NLRB following the Jan. 25 decision by an appeals court that President Obama’s recess appointment of members to the board in early 2012 was unconstitutional. The challenge was brought by the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the ruling invalidates decisions unlawfully made over the past year because the board did not have a quorum.
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Ambush Elections Rule Could be Negated by NLRB Recess Appointment Decision

The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Jan. 31 filed a request with the U.S. Court of Appeals as part of their continuing efforts to block the NLRB “ambush” elections rule. The statement of supplemental authorities was filed after an appeals court ruled Jan. 25 that President Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies. 
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ABC-led Coalition Wins Court Challenge to NLRB “Recess” Appointments

The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Jan. 25 won a challenge to President Obama’s Jan. 4, 2012, recess appointments to the NLRB. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the president violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies with Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin
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Appeals Courts Hears Oral Arguments on NLRB Recess Appointments

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard arguments Dec. 5 in one of 14 lawsuits on whether President Obama violated the Constitution in January when he made recess appointments to fill three NLRB vacancies while the Senate was in session.
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House Republicans Support Blocking NLRB Notice Posting Rule

Twenty Republicans from the U.S. House of Representatives Dec. 5 filed an amicus brief in a federal appeals court in support of efforts to overturn an NLRB regulation that would require employers to post a notice displaying a biased list of employee rights under the NLRA. 
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NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce Addresses ABC Attorneys Conference

ABC members and representatives converged in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5-7, for the 2012 ABC Attorneys Conference. Attendees heard from Obama administration and agency officials, NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce, ABC national staff and labor law experts on the latest developments and insights impacting the merit shop construction industry.
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Congressional Republicans File Briefs Against NLRB Recess Appointments

On Sept. 26, 42 Republican Senators and U.S. House of RepresentativesSpeaker John Boehner filed amicus briefs in the a U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that President Obama’s January recess appointments of three members to the NLRB were unconstitutional. READ MORE
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