David Garland Quoted in “NLRB Rulings Could Proliferate in the Coming Months”

Benefits Pro

David W. Garland, a Member of the Firm and Chair of the firm’s National Labor and Employment Steering Committee, in the firm’s New York and Newark offices, was quoted in Benefits Pro, in “NLRB Rulings Could Proliferate in the Coming Months,” by Marlene Y. Satter.

Following is an excerpt:

HRDive reports that Miscimarra, who declined the offer of a second term and will leave the board in December, spoke to attendees at Epstein Becker & Green’s annual workforce management briefing in New York on September 14. …

But before employers get too stirred up in anticipation, David W. Garland, chair of the Epstein Becker’s National Labor and Employment Steering Committee and member of the firm’s board of directors, says in the report that Miscimarra’s promise may be a bit “ambitious.”

Garland says, “There’s no doubt that he’s committed and will work tirelessly to do that,” adding that he believes Miscimarra is dedicated to the board. But it’s too soon to tell, he cautions, whether Miscimarra will be able to carry out that plan — or, for that matter, which cases it might involve. He concludes, “We’re just going to have to wait and see.”

The NLRB, the report says, “is at the center of a number of HR’s most contentious labor law issues, including joint employment and worker misclassification.” And while the wait certainly isn’t over yet, perhaps the clock will finally tick down on some cases.