NLRB Auditor Says Member Broke Ethics Rule

By Braden Campbell (March 23, 2018, 6:13 PM EDT) -- National Labor Relations Board member Bill Emanuel violated the president's ethics pledge by voting on a ruling that effectively relitigated a case involving his former firm, Littler Mendelson PC, but he likely didn't mean to, the board's internal auditor said in a recent letter to the board.

Inspector General David Berry said in the March 20 memo that Emanuel broke his promise not to "participate in any matter" directly or substantially related to Littler Mendelson when he took part in December's Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors Ltd. decision, which overturned the expanded theory of joint employer liability set out in 2015's Browning-Ferris Industries...

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