Employment Law Report
President Makes Recess Appointments to NLRB
This action was immediately challenged by various Republicans including House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman JohnKline(R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) who have formally asked the National Labor Relations Board and the White House Counsel to provide documents and information concerning the appointments. The information request sought details of the qualifications of the appointees, and president’s legal authority to grant recess appointments while the Senate is in pro forma session.
Kline, in his press release, predicted that the process followed by the President will lead to legal challenges to any decisions issued by the new Members of the Board.