Employers Brace For An Invigorated NLRB

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 6:08 PM EST) -- Union attorneys say the National Labor Relations Board is bringing labor law into the 21st century, while management-side lawyers complain the board is greasing the gears of union organizing — but both sides agree that a flurry of recent activity shows that the “Rip Van Winkle” of federal agencies is waking up.

From mid-July through the end of 2013, the NLRB seemed dormant in terms of issuing published decisions, issuing only 17 such rulings in the last five months of last year, according to the agency's...
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