The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has adopted a final rule amending its representation–case procedures.  The new procedures will speed up elections, shift the litigation of most disputes until after the election, and severely limit the opportunity for an employer to effectively run a campaign. These amendments are affectionately referred to as the NLRB’s “ambush election” rules.  While this phrase is certainly from the employer’s side of view, it is factually descriptive.  In addition, despite both houses of Congress voting overwhelmingly to block these amendments from taking effect, thanks to a presidential veto the NLRB ambush election rules took effect Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
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