Happy New Year, Employers! From Your Friends at the NLRB.
In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a flurry of employer-friendly decisions. Management can toast the following end-of-year gifts and look forward to continuing success at the Board in the new year.
Ambush Election Rule
Out with the old: In 2014, the Obama-era Board instituted its infamous “ambush election” rules, which set very tight election time limits, foreclosed employers from litigating critical issues of bargaining unit scope and voter eligibility before the election, and effectively limited an employer’s ability to educate its workers about the pitfalls of unionization.