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National Labor Relations Board "Quickie Union Election Rules"

July 14, 2015

By: Frank B. Wolfe III

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Historically employers have had 38 to 42 days to respond after a Union filed an "election petition" with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Legal issues often expanded that response period to 60 days.

The new NLRB "quickie" or "ambush" election rules effective April 14, 2015, could reduce the employer response period to only 13 days.  Management is normally unaware of union organizing until an election petition is filed.  While Unions often communicate with employees for months, employers have less than two weeks to respond. READ MORE HERE