Democrats Support NLRB’s Quickie Election Rules

By | Labor Relations Today | January 23, 2015

Yesterday, 16 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Mark Gaston Pearce, the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, urging him to “vigorously defend” the Board’s controversial quickie election procedures.  Issued last month, the “quickie election” rules are designed to cut down the time between the filing of an election petition to a vote to as little as eleven days.

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Judicial Review of Agency Standards of Discretion; Regulatory Takings Standards; FLSA Home Care Regulations II

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  Judicial Review of Agency Standards of Discretion; Regulatory Takings Standards; FLSA Home Care Regulations II

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) granted review in several cases with significant regulatory implications last Friday – neither of which is the case that has drawn all the press attention and both of which should be decided early this summer.

NFIB and ABC Join Fight Against NLRB’s ‘Quickie Election’ Rule by Filing Suit in Texas

By | Labor Relations Today | January 15, 2015
NFIB and ABC Join Fight Against NLRB’s ‘Quickie Election’ Rule by Filing Suit in Texas

On Tuesday, January 13, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Texas, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Texas and the Central Texas Chapter of ABC filed a joint lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) challenging the NLRB’s recently issued election rule expediting union representation elections.

NLRB Issues Final Rule On Quickie Elections: What Employers Can Expect, and How to Prepare

By | Employment & Labor Insider | December 19, 2014
NLRB Issues Final Rule On Quickie Elections: What Employers Can Expect, and How to Prepare

As we alerted you last week, on Monday the National Labor Relations Board published its long-awaited final rule on so-called “quickie” or “ambush” elections. The final rule is similar, but not identical, to a prior Board attempt in 2011. The new rule will take effect April 14, 2015, but employers will need to be prepared well before the effective date.