June 26, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in NLRB v. Noel Canning that US President Barack Obama overstepped his authority when he appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2012. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court held that while the president does ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by William Helbling
Northwestern University on Wednesday asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to review a recent decision that the university's football players have the right to unionize. The attorneys for Northwestern stated, "n this unprecedented decision, the Regional Director set out to alter the ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Aubry Dicks, University of Richmond School of Law, Class of 2014, discusses recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board concerning student athletes' rights to unionize...In January, the National College Players Association (NCPA) filed a petition on behalf of ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Chicago office for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Wednesday ruled that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees, and therefore have the right to unionize. In its finding, the NLRB used the "right to control" test, which considers a variety of factors in ...[read more]
January 6, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Williams of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law argues that the recent legal challenge to President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board is a political question that should not be determined by the court but instead ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Kyle Webster
Recently, the Boeing Company and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) underwent a controversial legal battle that eventually resulted in the NLRB dropping the case in 2011. The charge against Boeing, a corporation that designs, manufactures and sells aircraft internationally, was led by Lafe ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that employers can require their employees to sign an arbitration agreement prohibiting them to pursue claims in courts or in a class action. The ruling overturned a prior decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Kyle Webster
In June 2013, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments during the October 2013 term on the controversy regarding the constitutional limits of the president's recess appointment power. The Court granted certiorari to a petition by the president following a case, National Labor Relations Board ( ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that US President Barack Obama's recess appointments of three National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members was unconstitutional. The court concluded that the president's three January 4, 2012, appointments to the Board are ...[read more]
July 5, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 5, 1935, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) into law. The NLRA is one of the foundational laws for labor and union rights in the US. It established the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the enforcement arm of the act. Republicans ...[read more]

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