In the months following Donald Trump’s inauguration, those interested in the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) waited anxiously for the new President to fill key positions that would allow the Board to reconsider many of the actions of the past eight years. Over the last six months, the Board has begun to revisit, and overrule, several union-friendly and pro-employee Obama-era Board decisions. The Board’s new General Counsel has also given clear guidance as to where else employers can expect to see his office pursue further changes in how the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”) will be interpreted and enforced.
In this Take 5, we offer an overview of key aspects of what the new Board has done to date, and what can be expected going forward:
- What to Look Out for This Year at the NLRB
- Hy-Brand Industrial Overrules Browning-Ferris and Sets New NLRB Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status
- NLRB Ruling in The Boeing Co. Establishes New Standards Governing Employee Handbook Rules and Policies
- The Trump Board Signals a Return to Traditional Standards in Representation Cases
- As the NLRB Steps Back, Cities Step Forward