When the NLRB loses its quorum, there are significant implications for employers. (See “Quorum Call – Will the NLRB Continue to Function After 2011?” and “If the NLRB Lacked a Quorum, Did 2012 Really Happen?“). One very significant implication is that any union election occurring after Jan. 4, 2012, and before early August 2013 may be void because the NLRB lacked the quorum needed to certify the election result. One very significant implication is that any union election occurring after Jan. 4, 2012, and before early August 2013 may be void because the NLRB lacked the quorum needed to certify the election result.