Obama's Recess Appointments

In a four page decision in Hooks v. Kitsap Tenant Support Services, Inc., Case No. C13-5470 BHS (W.D. Wash. Aug. 13, 2013), Judge Benjamin H. Settle of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted the employer’s motion to dismiss the National Labor Relations Board’s petition for injunctive relief under Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act. View Full Post
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: CO2 Emmissions, Securities Whistleblowers, Wage Methodology, Recess Appointments Two recent cases of interest deserve at least a summary review – the vacation of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that deferred regulation and permitting of some carbon dioxide emissions in scientific uncertainty and rejection of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule on whistleblowers in private litigation. View Full Post
Reportedly there is a tentative deal between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate which will avoid the so-called “nuclear option” of eliminating filibusters of certain Presidential nominations.  We do not have all the details, and it remains to be seen how it will play out, but here is what we have heard are the basics. View Full Post