NLRB extends time for comments on election proposal

The new deadlines are January 9 and January 23.

In August, the National Labor Relations Board issued proposed rules on union election procedures, which David Phippen covered here and here. Yesterday, the Board announced that it was extending the period for comments. This is from the NLRB's press release (hat tip to David):

WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2019—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is again extending the time for submitting comments regarding its proposed amendments to Part 103 of its Rules and Regulations for an additional 30 days. The Board believes, subject to comments, that the proposed amendments concerning the Board’s blocking charge policy, the voluntary recognition bar, and Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry will better protect employees’ statutory right of free choice on questions concerning representation. The submission window is currently open and interested parties may now file comments on or before Thursday, January 9, 2020. Comments replying to the comments submitted during the initial comment period must be received by the Board on or before January 23, 2020.

The Federal Register is expected to announce and publish this extension of time during the week of December 9, 2019.

Public comments are invited on all aspects of the proposed rule and should be submitted either electronically to, or by mail or hand-delivery to Roxanne L. Rothschild, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street S.E., Washington, D.C. 20570-0001.

Click here to read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for comments in the Federal Register.

Click here to read the original press release regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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