Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2018, 8:59 PM

Labor Board Member Cleared on Ethics Question

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer
Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Embattled National Labor Relations Board Member William Emanuel (R) has been cleared to participate in drafting a closely watched new “joint employer” regulation over concerns about his former law firm’s ties to the issue, the board’s chairman told Bloomberg Law Nov. 9.

The agency’s ethics officer concluded that Emanuel doesn’t have to sit out the board’s move to issue a new regulation on franchiser and staffing company liability, Chairman John Ring (R) said. The NLRB’s Inspector General determined last year that Emanuel should have recused himself from a case challenging the board’s approach to joint employment because his former law ...

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