Posts tagged U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

    Ranking Member Foxx, RSC Chairman Banks, Rep. Allen Lead Amicus Brief Supporting Independent Contractors

    February 10, 2022 // Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC), RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN), and Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) led a group of House Republicans in filing an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in The Atlanta Opera, Inc. 371 NLRB No. 45 (2021). This case comes as the Democrat-controlled NLRB is set to consider upending established precedent on classifying independent contractors. The brief argues that the standard for classifying independent contractors, which emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurial activity, must be upheld and that changes under the National Labor Relations Act must come through Congress.

    An Appeals Court Has Overturned Another Decision That Made Life Harder for Federal Employee Unions

    February 4, 2022 // For the second time in a week, a three-judge panel struck down a controversial FLRA policy statement, citing “conclusory and counterintuitive assertions” underlying a decision weakening unions’ ability to negotiate over changes to working conditions.