Green Gives Keynote at Administrative Law Judges Conference

August 27, 2014

Texas A&M School of Law professor Michael Z. GreenProfessor Michael Z. Green recently traveled to Chicago to be the keynote speaker at a national conference for Administrative Law Judges of the National Labor Relations Board.

Drawing upon his recent research and his review of recent labor and employment Supreme Court decisions as the secretary of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section, Green highlighted several decisions by NLRB ALJs within the past year that address a host of very important labor law issues for workers in our society.

This relates to the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which invalidated President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointment of three members to the five-member NLRB, Green said.

Texas A&M School of Law professor Michael Z. GreenWith a subsequent compromise by the Senate and President Obama in August 2013 to resolve the political aspects of the NLRB member appointments, the NLRB now has its full complement of five Senate-confirmed members for the first time in 10 years.

In his talk, Green encouraged the administrative law judges to continue their excellent work in addressing front-line issues such as social media, arbitration, electronic disparagement and other important employer policy matters of growing importance to workers in our society during these challenging economic times, even given the political limitations of the NLRB as a government agency charged with addressing workplace issues.

For more on Green, view his faculty profile and SSRN author page.