On June 22, the National Labor Relations Board published in the Federal Register proposed amendments to its procedures for representation elections. While the Board’s stated intent is to “reduce unnecessary litigation, streamline pre- and post-election procedures, and facilitate the use of electronic communications and document filing,” the impact on employers is clear: once a representation petition is filed, employers will have dramatically less time to communicate with employees about the election. This is sure to result in significantly increased union election victories.

Source: Labor & Employment Alert