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NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held the purported recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was unconstitutional. As a result, the NLRB lacked a quorum to properly issue the order


ATA Pleased Supreme Court to Decide Port Regulations Appeal

American Trucking Associations was pleased that the Supreme Court of the United States agreed on January 11 to hear its petition to review the Port of Los Angeles' attempt to impose a comprehensive licensing scheme on carriers using the port under the guise of environmental improvements.


President Signs Military CDL Act of 2012

On Oct. 19, 2012 the President signed into law the Military CDL Act of 2012 which relaxes the domicile requirements for service members applying for a CDL. Previously, like other drivers, a member of the armed forces was only permitted






NLRB'S 'Quickie Election' Rule Now in Effect

The NLRB's final rule amending its representation case procedures, commonly referred to in the business community as the 'quickie election' or 'ambush election' rule, went into effect on Monday April 30. The rule is aimed at reducing the amount of time be



Decision Issued on Meal Breaks Under California Labor Code

Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a long-anticipated decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp., in which it clarified the scope of an employer's obligation to provide meal and rest breaks under the California Labor Code. ATA filed an amicus brief