Alert – NLRB Extends Time For Public Comments On Ambush Election Rules
Volume 17, Issue 1
February 19, 2018
As we wrote in December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) is considering changing or even rescinding the highly controversial “ambush election rules” that significantly shortened the time period between the filing of a union election petition and the election itself. The NLRB has requested public comment on three questions:
- Should the 2014 Election Rule be retained without change?
- Should the 2014 Election Rule be retained with modifications? If so, what should be modified?
- Should the 2014 Election Rule be rescinded? If so, should the Board revert to the Representation Election Regulations that were in effect prior to the 2014 Election Rule’s adoption, or should the Board make changes to the prior Representation Election Regulations? If the Board should make changes to the prior Representation Election Regulations, what should be changed?
The Board has recently announced that it is extending the deadline for receipt of public comments to Monday, March 19, 2018.
We encourage employers to comment on the NLRB’s proposal to change the ambush election rules, especially if you have experienced an election under these rules. If you would like assistance with this process, please contact a KZA attorney.
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