Federal Judge Rules NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon’s Appointment is Invalid, Throws out Injunction Lawsuit

Further complicating the beleaguered Agency’s ability to carry out its mission, a federal court has determined that National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel (GC) Lafe Solomon was not properly appointed to his position.  Hooks v. Kitsap Tenant Support Services Inc., Case No. CV-13-5470BHS (W.D. Wash. Aug. 15, 2013).  This latest development, on the heels of recent challenges to the legitimacy of the recess appointments of Board Members Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, will further undermine the Board’s authority during Solomon’s tenure and will call into question the validity of a host of actions Solomon and his office have taken since his appointment on June 21, 2010. Continue reading this entry at Littler's Labor Relations Counsel.

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