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Littler Shareholder Stefan Marculewicz was among the panelists testifying on Tuesday before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about the legal and practical implications of the President’s decision to make recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) last month. On January 4, 2012, President Obama sat three new members to the NLRB, as well as a new director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), while the Senate was still holding periodic pro forma sessions. This move has provoked a pointed response from various sectors, inviting a lawsuit from a group of business advocacy groups, a resolution and bill condemning the appointments, and a series of congressional hearings to discuss the legitimacy of the President’s actions. Continue reading this entry at Littler's Washington DC Employment Law Update.