• The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, issued a guidance memo outlining in detail how Regional offices will implement new representation case procedures that took effect on April 30. The guidance covers the entire representation case process from beginning to end, incorporating the new rules and the procedures that remain unchanged. Click here to view the General Counsel’s guidance memo. The General Counsel’s office also issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions explaining the Board’s revised rules and the procedures that will be followed by regions in implementing those rules.
  • The guidance set specific standards to expedite processing of representation cases, directing Regional offices to set hearings seven to 10 days after the filing of a petition. The memorandum also includes a discussion of issues that must be identified in pre-election proceedings, the effect of presumptions under case law, the deferral of some issues to post-election review proceedings, and the rights and obligations of parties to present evidence on particular arguments and contentions. Click here to view our recent client briefing regarding the guidance memorandum.