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NLRB General Counsel memo a boon for employers

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 5, 2017

Newly appointed National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb this week issued a memorandum encompassing at a high level his initial agenda as General Counsel, in which he signaled his intent to assist the Board in undoing numerous hot-button Board precedents of the Obama-era. Much of what's contained in the memo should come as welcome news to employers.

Released Dec. 1, the five-page memorandum,“Mandatory Submissions to Advice,” sets forth the kinds of cases regional directors must submit to the Division of Advice to obtain guidance before issuing a complaint.

“The last eight years have seen many changes in precedent, often with vigorous dissents,” Robb said in the memo. “The Board has two new members who have not yet revealed their views on many issues.”

“I think it is our responsibility to make sure that the Board has our best analysis of the issues,” Robb added. “To...

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