The NLRB announced today that it has issued a final rule for expedited elections in union representation cases. The final rule will appear in the December 22, 2011 edition of the Federal Register and is set to go into effect on April 30, 2012. The Board's press release regarding the new rule is available here. A copy of the final rule that will appear in the Federal Register is available here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace have already filed a lawsuit challenging the rule.
We will provide more information about the Board's final rule and its impact on employers following a thorough review.