Bloomberg Law
Sept. 8, 2021, 9:47 AM

New NLRB Majority Can Swiftly Alter Labor Law With Cases at Hand

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The National Labor Relations Board’s new Democratic majority can select from cases available in the agency’s pipeline to quickly reconsider Trump-era precedents, with subjects like workplace rules, employee classification, and the scope of labor law protections poised for review.

But many other NLRB precedents don’t appear to be similarly ready for review and likely will take time to percolate up to the board, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis of cases. Agency data shows that the volume of new unfair labor practice complaints dropped by 36% from fiscal year 2017 to fiscal year 2020—a period when the board and the ...

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