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NLRB to Relax “Quickie Election” Rules in 2020


In December 2019 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it would relax its previously implemented “quickie election” rules.  The new rules, effective April 16, 2020, reverse the NLRB’s practice of resolving questions of representation, unit scope, and voter eligibility after an election is scheduled, allowing a return to the more relaxed timeframe afforded by the prior rules. In an article for KYSHRM, Ashby Angell described the new rules as more “employer-friendly” in that they will “…provide relief to employers feeling the squeeze of the quickie elections, allowing additional time to educate employees on union membership and, more importantly, to litigate issue with the proposed bargaining unit.”

To read the article visit KYSHRM.



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