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Generally, when you go from a Democratic Party President to a  Republican, the complexion of the National Labor Relations Board changes as well. That is, as Board Members cycle off, the new President names replacements that are more employer-friendly. And we’re seeing that right now, with the nominations of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel.

Last week, however, some Republican Senators told President Trump in unison, “Hold my beer.”

Or, at least that’s how I picture it.

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Consider this my attempt at “Serenity now” after chaperoning eight kids eight and younger at a Philadelphia Phillies game on Saturday. With a rain delay. And the tiny dancer featured above. Fortunately, we left the ballpark with all of the kids. I think.

Hopefully, my oldest son, Brooks, enjoyed his birthday.

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@RealDonaldTrump on Twitter

It all began last week with a (possible) typographical error in a tweet from our 45th President, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.

At first, President Trump’s tweet confused us; “covfefe” even stumped a spelling bee champ while creating a spike in demand for novelty license plates.

But then President Trump doubled down on Twitter“Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!” Well, his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters, “The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.”

Folks, you’re in luck! As part of that small group of people, I know exactly what President Trump met. You see, “covfefe” is the solution to all of your HR-compliance problems.

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By Roger Cook and Don Shanosky (Unknown) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

As is often the case when a Republican sits in the Oval Office, the National Labor Relations Board tilts employer-friendly. Indeed, once President Trump’s two nominees fill two vacancies on the Board, Republicans will hold a Board majority for the first time in 9 years.

Until then, I picture the more employee-friendly Board remaining from the Obama years going out in a blaze of glory.

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Successfully?

Well, I can’t guarantee success, now can I? Especially if you’re an employer, amirite? But, this new Guide to Board Procedures from the National Labor Relations Board will help your attorney better understand Board procedures and processes. Sounds awesome! And, for the rest of you, it’ll help cure your insomnia.

Shhh…if you’re real quiet before the sandman comes, you can actually hear the little clicks from the handful of people who opened this post.

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I’ll open this post with a haiku. Because, I feel like we could all use a haiku.

President-Elect
For HR, what will he do?
Not a stinkin’ clue!

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Wanda with a frown

A man has filed this Charge with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that his former employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired him, allegedly, because the company didn’t think he was “happy and smiling and positive.”

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