Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor

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Tag Archives: Covid-19

NLRB Suggests Safety Protocols for In-Person Union Elections

Posted in Elections
After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a temporary suspension of both in-person and mail ballot labor union elections, the NLRB permitted elections to resume in early April.  On Tuesday, July 6, the General Counsel issued guidance addressing suggested safety protocols for conducting manual elections.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the General Counsel acknowledged the… Continue Reading

COVID-19 and the Duty to Bargain: Advice from the General Counsel

Posted in Negotiations, NLRB
With COVID-19 disrupting business, employers may be questioning whether the virus has an effect on the duty to bargain with labor organizations.  On Friday, the NLRB’s General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, attempted to answer these questions, issuing a letter to regional officials clarifying employers’ duty to bargain during emergencies. The General Counsel’s letter summarized nine… Continue Reading

A Stimulus for Organized Labor

Posted in Union Organizing
Here’s one you may not have heard about yet.  Buried in the last 100 pages or so of the 600+ page CARES Act, the Covid-19 bill the Senate passed this morning, I found this nugget: (X) that the recipient will remain neutral in any union organizing effort for the term of the loan. For the… Continue Reading

The NLRB and Covid-19: An Update

Posted in NLRB, Rulemaking
Covid-19 has disrupted the operations of many employers and governmental functions.  The NLRB is no different.  Here is a summary of where things stand tonight. Regional Offices Many regional offices have been closed for varying periods of time.  The NLRB is sending out updates on these events as they occur and has devoted a page… Continue Reading