The vacancy-plagued National Labor Relations Board did not have authority to issue nearly 600 decisions in the last two years with only two board members, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision's immediate effect will be to return to the board an estimated 75 to 80 cases that are challenging the legitimacy of two-member board decisions. Another 500 or so cases are void, but whether the aggrieved parties petition for review of their cases may depend on the facts of those cases, according to attorneys.
High Court Finds Hundreds of Labor Cases Were Improperly Decided
The National Law Journal
June 18, 2010