On March 31, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had finalized a series of amendments to its blocking-charge policy, voluntary recognition bar, and rules governing Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry.
The NLRB’s final rule containing the amendments was expected to take effect on May 31, 2020. However, on April 8, 2020, the NLRB announced that due to the ongoing national emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the final rule’s effective date is July 31, 2020.
Ogletree Deakins will continue to monitor and report on developments with respect to the NLRB and the COVID-19 pandemic and will post updates in the firm’s Traditional Labor Blog and the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center as additional information becomes available. Critical information for employers is also available via the firm’s webinar programs.