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Gorsuch seen as business-friendly on labor, workplace issues

In a decade as a federal appeals court judge, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has criticized courts for giving too much power to government agencies that enforce the nation's labor and employment laws. As a lawyer in private practice, he also backed curbs on some class-action lawsuits.

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Walker calls for scrapping Davis-Bacon

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is hoping to pull his campaign off the mat by taking on unions — a familiar foe for the Wisconsin governor — in a sweeping plan to upend pillars of organized labor nationwide.

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NLRB memo could signal litigation priorities

Labor and employment attorneys are taking special notice of a recent memorandum issued by the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board that requires regional officers to seek guidance from the board’s Division of Advice before proceeding on a broad array of matters.

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NLRB opts not to appeal notice posting rule

Ending a legal battle over one the most controversial labor law regulations in recent history, the National Labor Relations Board has abandoned plans to seek high court review of two appellate decisions striking down the agency’s notice posting rule.

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Another big year on tap at US Supreme Court

After two high court terms full of high-profile cases ranging from the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act to the fate of same-sex marriage laws, no one is calling the upcoming term a blockbuster. But perhaps they should be.

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Despite Senate moves, lawyers eye recess appointment case

The recent Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the forward motion on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board could ultimately lessen the blow of a potential U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the president’s recess appointments to those agencies.

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Republicans accuse Obama of being indifferent to the rule of law

In the courts of law and public opinion, congressional Republicans increasingly accuse President Barack Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority for the benefit of special interests, most recently by delaying a requirement for businesses to provide health care for their workers.

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Supreme Court to decide fate of Obama’s recess appointments

In a case that will decide not only the fate of hundreds of National Labor Relations Board decisions and rules issued over the last 18 months but also help define the constitutional limits of presidential and congressional authority, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the president had the power to install three of his nominees to the board without Senate approval.

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