- Written by Hannah Fortin
Not Beating Around the Am-Bush: Republican Senators Seek to Undue NLRB Ambush Election Rule
By: Michael Saqui and Gregory Blueford
On Thursday, a group of Republican senators introduced the “Employee Rights Act” which seeks to undo several Obama-era National Labor Relations Board rules, including the much-derided ambush election rules. In general, the ambush election rules dramatically “streamlined” the process of elections and shortened the time between when a putative union requests an election and the election itself. Once a request for an election is filed, an election could occur in as few as 11 days. This bill would completely negate that rule.
- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
Cheryl Stanton, current head of South Carolina’s workforce agency, has been selected by President Trump to head the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division. The Wage and Hour Division enforces federal wage and overtime laws. Stanton served in the George W. Bush administration as the White House legal liaison to the Labor Department and spent many years as an employment defense attorney.