Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Briefing Featured in “GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News of the Week”

Law360

Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Workforce Management Briefing was featured in Law360, in “GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News of the Week,” by Michele Gorman. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

NLRB Could Ramp Up Late-Year Rulings, Chair Says

The National Labor Relations Board will likely be ramping up the number of decisions it releases over the next three months ahead of the expiration of Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term to ensure that pending cases he has voted on don’t experience significant delays, he said in a speech Thursday.

Speaking on a wide range of topics at an event in Manhattan sponsored by Epstein Becker Green PC, Miscimarra said that the board’s long-held tradition has been to issue rulings for any cases a departing member has been involved in to avoid a potentially yearslong delay for litigants in those cases if they have to be relitigated before a new board panel. Miscimarra, whose term ends on Dec. 16, said earlier this year he would not seek a new term.

“For sure, we’re going to be very, very busy as an agency, and I’m going to make sure to do everything I can as chairman and as a board member to try to increase our output between now and the end of my term,” Miscimarra said. “That is consistent with how all departing board members’ cases have been handled.”

The NLRB chairman, who was appointed to the post shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, also took a light-hearted stance during his speech over the fact that he has spent the past two years as the labor board’s lone Republican, joking that “it’s been a little bit lonely.”