NLRB Scales Back Obama Board's Election Regs

Law360 (December 13, 2019, 9:10 AM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board finalized a rule Friday scaling back Obama-era regulations that sped up the union election process, easing several deadlines and directing that certain disputes be resolved before votes rather than after.

The new rule does not dismantle the 2014 revamp that business advocates have derisively called the “ambush” election rule, but it relaxes the timeline in several ways, including by giving employers more time to lay out any objections to a vote by employees to join a union and pushing back hearings on those objections.

The rule also directs that disputes over which workers should be included...

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