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Marvin Elliot Kaplan[1][2] is an American lawyer and government official who formerly served as the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, and still serves as a Member.[3] Prior to assuming his current role, he was the chief counsel of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. In June 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Kaplan to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for a term expiring on August 27, 2020. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2017, by a vote of 50–48.[4]

Marvin Kaplan
Marvin E. Kaplan official photo.jpg
Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board
In office
December 21, 2017 – April 15, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byPhilip A. Miscimarra
Succeeded byJohn F. Ring
Member of the National Labor Relations Board
Assumed office
August 10, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byHarry I. Johnson III
Personal details
Born
Marvin Elliot Kaplan
Political partyRepublican
EducationCornell University
Washington University School of Law

BiographyEdit

Kaplan received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law. After practicing law in Cresskill, New Jersey[2] and later with the Kansas City, Missouri law firm McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, he began his career as special assistant in the United States Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management and Standards. He has also served as counsel to the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and to the United States House Committee on Education and the Workforce.[3]

Kaplan served as chief counsel of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He was nominated by President Donald Trump to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board for a term expiring on August 27, 2020.[5] Kaplan's nomination, which was approved by the U.S. Senate on August 2, 2017, was supported by a number of business groups.[6]

According to The National Law Review, the National Labor Relations Board is "likely to consider a number of significant legal issues once the vacancies are filled, including the NLRB's test for determining whether joint employer relationships exist, the standards for evaluating whether handbooks and work rules interfere with employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), appropriate units for collective bargaining, the question of whether graduate students and research assistants are employees under the NLRA with the right to collective bargaining and a host of other decisions from the past eight years that more expansively interpreted the NLRA."[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marvin Elliot Kaplan, Congressional Staffer – Salary Data". Legistorm. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Marvin Elliot Kaplan". Avvo. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Marvin E. Kaplan". National Labor Relations Board. Retrieved February 17, 2018.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Wheeler, Lydia (August 2, 2017). "Senate confirms controversial Trump pick to labor board". The Hill. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Trump Nominates Republican Marvin Kaplan to NLRB". U.S. News & World Report. Associated Press. June 20, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Wheeler, Lydia (June 20, 2017). "Biz groups hail Trump's labor board pick". The Hill. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Abrahms, Adam (June 22, 2017). "White House Nominates Marvin Kaplan for One of Two Vacancies on National Labor Relations Board". The National Law Review. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Harry I. Johnson III
Member of the National Labor Relations Board
2017–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Philip A. Miscimarra
Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board
2017–2018
Succeeded by
John F. Ring