Bloomberg Law
Nov. 19, 2019, 2:00 PM

Trump Labor Board Closes Ethics Audit, Revises Conflicts Rules

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

Federal labor board members can insist on participating in cases they have been asked to sit out because of conflicts concerns, even if the agency’s ethics officer or the federal government’s ethics watchdog determine members should recuse themselves, according to a long-awaited review of the board’s recusal process.

The National Labor Relations Board’s current process for determining whether members must recuse themselves from certain cases is “strong, effective, and fully compliant,” Chairman John Ring (R) said in a statement accompanying the report, made public Nov. 19. The board said it will implement a set of new recusal protocols to ...

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