Acting on a novel theory advanced by former NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin, an administrative law judge of the Board in Velox Express found last September that an employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA by misclassifying medical laboratory drivers as “independent contractors.” Section 8(a)(1) makes it unlawful to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of their Section 7 rights. In February, the Board invited the parties in the case and interested amici to file briefs on the issue. The deadline to submit a brief was April 16. Now the parties in the case and other interested observers await a decision from the Board.