EEOC Votes to Finalize ‘Official Time’ Rule for Union Workers

Jan. 7, 2021, 11:16 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission voted to approve a final rule that will limit how much “official” time union representatives may devote to working on public employees’ discrimination complaints while on the clock.

The three Republican commissioners voted to approve the rule, with the two Democratic commissioners opposing it, during a public meeting on Thursday.

Agency officials didn’t say during the hearing when the rule would be published in the Federal Register and take effect, but they have little time to wait. A spokeswoman for President-elect Joe Biden previously said he will issue a memo on Inauguration Day Jan. ...

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