- Written by Hannah Fortin
NLRB General Counsel Pick Confirmed by the Senate
By: Jizell Lopez
This week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb, a management side labor attorney, as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). As general counsel, he is expected to set the stage for the NLRB to overturn key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy.
Ezekiel Elliot’s Imminent Suspension Showcases the Importance of Well-Constructed Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Written by Jarred Lieber
Pursuant to the National Football League’s (“NFL”) collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”), the NFL commissioner has the authority to both issue discipline and hear the appeal or designate the arbitrator who will do so. On August 11, 2017, after a yearlong investigation into allegations of domestic abuse, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Dallas Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliot for six games after finding that there was “credible evidence” that Elliot had violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association (“NFLPA”) appealed the decision to a Goodell-appointed arbitrator who upheld the decision to suspend Elliot. After the NFL filed a motion in Federal court to confirm the arbitrator’s decision, the NFLPA has been pulling out all the stops to delay and potentially overturn Elliot’s suspension.