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Labor Board Overturns Host of Obama-Era Rulings

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Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a number of rulings overturning erroneous decisions from the Obama Administration. Specifically, the NLRB overturned contentious rulings on joint-employers (Browning-Ferris), “micro-units” (Specialty Healthcare), employer handbooks (Lutheran Heritage) and employer bargaining duties (DuPont). These welcome rulings come on the heels of the NLRB’s request for information (RFI) to potentially change the 2014 Election Rule, also known as the “quickie” or “ambush” elections rule. The RFI asks four separate questions about whether to retain the rule, rescind it or variations of each. NRMCA will submit comments to support rescinding the rule and readopting the status quo prior to the 2014 rule. Comments on the RFI are due by Monday, February 12, 2018.

For more information on the rulings please click here, here, here and here. To review the RFI on the 2014 Election Rule, please click here. You may alson contact Kevin Walgenbach at


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