• NLRB Roundup: A Year in Review, and a Look Ahead
  • February 18, 2013 | Authors: Arthur T. Carter; A. John Harper; Alex Stevens
  • Law Firms: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office ; Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston Office ; Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office
  • The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) began 2013 as it began 2012, facing questions regarding whether a quorum of its members had been constitutionally appointed. As we noted in our February 3, 2012 NLRB Roundup, President Obama made three controversial “recess” appointments to the Board to restore its quorum. Now, a year later, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed the validity of these appointments and declared them invalid. This decision has called into question many of the Board’s 2012 decisions.