NLRB candidates being vetted. Bloomberg BNA reported last night that President Trump has settled on two candidates to fill the two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board. One is William Emanuel, a shareholder in the Los Angeles Office of the management-side law firm Littler Mendelsohn. Here is a link to his firm bio. The other is Marvin Kaplan, counsel to a Commissioner on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Before his OSHRC appointment, Mr. Kaplan was Republican counsel for the House Education and Workforce Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (both during the Obama Administration) and served at the Office of Labor-Management Standards under President George W. Bush. Before that, he was an associate in a Kansas City law firm. Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Kaplan have not been nominated yet but are reportedly undergoing the background check process as we speak.
EEOC to suck up OFCCP? Also from Bloomberg BNA last night – the Trump Administration is reportedly mulling the idea of a “restructuring” in which the functions of the OFCCP would be absorbed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Because both agencies enforce anti-discrimination laws, this kind of makes sense to me, but I’d love to hear what Cara Crotty and our other Affirmative Action gurus (not to mention our readers) think about it. (Don’t get too excited — according to the article, this proposed “restructuring” is not likely to actually occur.)
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