National Labor Relations Board – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The following agenda of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is published in accordance with Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. The complete Unified Agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov. Publication in the Federal Register is mandated only for regulatory flexibility agendas required under the RFA. Because the RFA does not require regulatory flexibility agendas for the regulations proposed and issued by the Board, the Board's agenda appears only on the internet at www.reginfo.gov. The Board's agenda refers to www.regulations.gov, the Government website at which members of the public can find, review, and comment on Federal rulemakings that are published in the Federal Register and open for comment.
Rule Exempting an Amended System of Records From Certain Provisions of the Privacy Act
Document Number: 2019-26820
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On February 24, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board published in the Federal Register a comprehensive amendment of its procedural regulations that revised a section in its entirety, but inadvertently failed to include two paragraphs. This document corrects those regulations to include the paragraphs that were inadvertently repealed.
Notice of an Amended Privacy Act System of Records; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2019-26755
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Agency) publishes this notice of its intention to amend a system of records, NLRB-32, Freedom of Information Act Tracking System (FTS) and Associated Agency Files. All persons are advised that, in the absence of submitted comments considered by the Agency as warranting modification of the notice as here proposed, it is the intention of the Agency that the notice shall be effective upon expiration of the comment period without further action.
Notice of a New System of Records; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-26754
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, the Agency publishes this notice of its use and maintenance of a system of records, NLRB-35, NLRB FOIAonline. All persons are advised that, in the absence of submitted comments considered by the Agency as warranting modification of the notice as here proposed, it is the intention of the Agency that the notice shall be effective upon expiration of the comment period without further action.
Representation-Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority Support in Construction Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships
Document Number: 2019-26596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019, seeking comments from the public regarding its proposed amendments to Part 103 of its Rules and Regulations, specifically concerning the Board's blocking charge policy, the voluntary recognition bar, and Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry. On October 10, 2019, the date to submit comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was extended for 60 days. The date to submit comments to the Notice is now extended an additional 30 days.
Jurisdiction-Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection With Their Studies; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-26177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-04
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on September 23, 2019, seeking comments from the public regarding its proposed rule concerning the Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection with their Studies. On October 16, 2019, the date to submit comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was extended for 60 days. The date to submit comments to the Notice is now extended an additional 30 days.
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2019-23438
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board is issuing this notice that the individuals whose names and position titles appear below have been appointed to serve as members of performance review boards in the National Labor Relations Board for the rating year beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019.
Jurisdiction-Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection With Their Studies; Correction and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-22436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of September 23, 2019, regarding Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection with Their Studies. This correction revises the Regulatory Flexibility Act section in the preamble of the proposed rule to substitute an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. The date to submit responses to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is also extended for 60 days.
Representation-Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority Support in Construction Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships
Document Number: 2019-22041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register of August 12, 2019, seeking comments from the public regarding its proposed amendments to Part 103 of its Rules and Regulations, specifically concerning the Board's blocking charge policy, the voluntary recognition bar, and Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry. The date to submit comments to the Notice is extended for 60 days.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-20916
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Jurisdiction-Nonemployee Status of University and College Students Working in Connection With Their Studies
Document Number: 2019-20510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-23
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
In order to more effectively administer the National Labor Relations Act (Act or NLRA) and to further the purposes of the Act, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) proposes a regulation establishing that students who perform any services for compensation, including, but not limited to, teaching or research, at a private college or university in connection with their studies are not ``employees'' within the meaning of Section 2(3) of the Act. The Board believes that this proposed standard is consistent with the purposes and policies of the Act, which contemplates jurisdiction over economic relationships, not those that are primarily educational in nature. This rulemaking is intended to bring stability to an area of federal labor law in which the Board, through adjudication, has reversed its approach three times since 2000.
Representation-Case Procedures: Election Bars; Proof of Majority Support in Construction Industry Collective-Bargaining Relationships
Document Number: 2019-17105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-12
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its ongoing efforts to more effectively administer the National Labor Relations Act (the Act or the NLRA) and to further the purposes of the Act, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) proposes to amend its rules and regulations governing the filing and processing of petitions for a Board-conducted representation election while unfair labor practice charges are pending or following an employer's voluntary recognition of a union as the majority-supported collective-bargaining representative of the employer's employees. The Board also proposes an amendment redefining the evidence required to prove that an employer and labor organization in the construction industry have established a voluntary majority-supported collective- bargaining relationship. The Board believes, subject to comments, that the proposed amendments will better protect employees' statutory right of free choice on questions concerning representation by removing unnecessary barriers to the fair and expeditious resolution of such questions through the preferred means of a Board-conducted secret ballot election.
The Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-27024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register of September 14, 2018, seeking comments from the public concerning the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The date to submit responses to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is again extended for 30 days.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2018-23932
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The following agenda of the National Labor Relations Board is published in accordance with Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. The complete Unified Agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov. Publication in the Federal Register is mandated only for regulatory flexibility agendas required under the RFA. Because the RFA does not require regulatory flexibility agendas for the regulations proposed and issued by the Board, the Board's agenda appears only on the internet at www.reginfo.gov. The Board's agenda refers to www.regulations.gov, the Government website at which members of the public can find, review, and comment on Federal rulemakings that are published in the Federal Register and open for comment.
The Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status
Document Number: 2018-24134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register of September 14, 2018, seeking comments from the public concerning the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The date to submit responses to the Notice is extended for 30 days.
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2018-24133
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-21443
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status
Document Number: 2018-19930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
In order to more effectively enforce the National Labor Relations Act (the Act or the NLRA) and to further the purposes of the Act, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) proposes a regulation establishing the standard for determining whether two employers, as defined in Section 2(2) of the Act, are a joint employer of a group of employees under the NLRA. The Board believes that this rulemaking will foster predictability and consistency regarding determinations of joint-employer status in a variety of business relationships, thereby promoting labor-management stability, one of the principal purposes of the Act. Under the proposed regulation, an employer may be considered a joint employer of a separate employer's employees only if the two employers share or codetermine the employees' essential terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring, firing, discipline, supervision, and direction. More specifically, to be deemed a joint employer under the proposed regulation, an employer must possess and actually exercise substantial direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment of another employer's employees in a manner that is not limited and routine.
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2018-10936
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-21
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2018-05156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-16
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Request for Information in the Federal Register of December 14, 2017, seeking information from the public regarding the representation election regulations (the Election Regulations), with a specific focus on amendments to the Board's representation case procedures adopted by the Board's final rule published on December 15, 2014 (the Election Rule or Rule). On January 29, 2018, the Board extended the response deadline to March 19, 2018. The Board has decided to grant an additional 30 days to file responses to the request for information.
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2018-03533
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2018-03531
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Amendment of Statement of Organization and Functions; Restructuring of National Labor Relations Board's Field Organization
Document Number: 2018-01921
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board has closed its Anchorage, Alaska Resident Office because it has determined that closing the office and serving the area with resident agents working in the area, will result in significant savings while continuing to effectively serve the area currently served by this office.
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2018-01622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Request for Information in the Federal Register on December 14, 2017, seeking information from the public regarding its representation election regulations, with a specific focus on amendments to the Board's representation case procedures adopted by the Board's final rule published on December 15, 2014. The date to submit responses to the request for information is extended for three days as a result of the lapse in appropriations for the Federal government. The Board is also granting an additional 30 days to file responses to the request for information.
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2017-26904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) is seeking information from the public regarding its representation election regulations (the Election Regulations), with a specific focus on amendments to the Board's representation case procedures adopted by the Board's final rule published on December 15, 2014 (the Election Rule or Rule). As part of its ongoing efforts to more effectively administer the National Labor Relations Act (the Act or the NLRA) and to further the purposes of the Act, the Board has an interest in reviewing the Election Rule to evaluate whether the Rule should be: Retained without change, retained with modifications, or rescinded, possibly while making changes to the prior Election Regulations that were in place before the Rule's adoption. Regarding these questions, the Board believes it will be helpful to solicit and consider public responses to this request for information.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-22371
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards; Corrections
Document Number: 2017-21858
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board published a document in the Federal Register of October 2, 2017 identifying the individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of performance review boards. The document contained incorrect dates in the Summary.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-21592
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2017-21127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board is issuing this notice that the individuals whose names and position titles appear below have been appointed to serve as members of performance review boards in the National Labor Relations Board for the rating year beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2018.
Procedural Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2017-19783
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board amends its procedural rules and regulations to include testimony transmitted by videoconference, and amicus brief filings.
Procedural Rules and Regulations; Corrections
Document Number: 2017-19781
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On March 6, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board revised its rules and regulations. Those revisions inadvertently failed to include certain language, which provided further clarification with respect to the prohibition on producing files and documents, and the prohibition on testifying. This document corrects that Section, as well as additional inadvertent errors that appear throughout the revised rules and regulations.
Procedural Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2017-01288
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board amends its procedural Rules and Regulations to: Reflect modern technology, such as E-Filing, and eliminate references to telegraphs, carbon copies, and the requirements for hard copy submissions and multiple copies; use more plain language and eliminate legalistic terms such as ``therefrom,'' ``thereupon,'' ``therein,'' ``herein,'' and ``said;'' reorganize the Rules and add headings so that the subject matter is easier to find; incorporate current practices that had not been included in the published Rules, such as the Board's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program; and update and streamline procedural provisions of the FOIA regulations. The amendments also clarify the means by which documents are filed and service is made by the parties and the Board. They also promote the parties' use of E-Filing, which will facilitate sharing documents with the public. These revisions are procedural rather than substantive.
Privacy Act System of Records, Amended System of Records
Document Number: 2016-27488
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Agency publishes this notice of its intention to amend a system of records, NLRB-17, Personnel Security Records. All persons are advised that, in the absence of submitted comments considered by the Agency as warranting modification of the notice as here proposed, it is the intention of the Agency that the notice shall be effective upon expiration of the comment period without further action.
Rule Exempting an Amended System of Records From Certain Provisions of the Privacy Act
Document Number: 2016-27487
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) exempts an amended system of records, NLRB-17, Personnel Security Records, from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, pursuant to sections (k)(1), (2), (3), (5), (6), and (7) of that Act.
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2016-25830
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act
Document Number: 2016-07692
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is issuing a final rule amending its Rules and Regulations concerning administrative claims made pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The rule reflects structural changes within the NLRB that impact the NLRB's processing of claims, the current address for submission of claims to the NLRB, the impact of a claimant's submission of an amended claim, and the effect on a claimant of the NLRB's payment of a claim.
Restructuring of National Labor Relations Board's Headquarters' Offices
Document Number: 2016-01322
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
This notice advises the public that the National Labor Relations Board is restructuring and realigning the location and lines of authority of certain of its Headquarters' offices in the Division of Legal Counsel reporting to the Office of the General Counsel. These administrative changes are being adopted in order to improve the delivery of services, and streamline, integrate and enhance management functions.
Sunshine Act Meetings: January 2016
Document Number: 2015-33089
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards; Correction
Document Number: 2015-31421
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board published a document in the Federal Register of November 25, 2015, giving notice that certain named individuals had been appointed to serve as members of performance review boards in the National Labor Relations Board for the rating year beginning October 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2015. The document failed to list one of the individuals so appointed.
Amendments to Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2015-31339
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is issuing a final rule amending its Rules and Regulations to reflect the closure of the Atlanta, Georgia office of the Division of Judges.
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2015-30031
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Amendment of Statement of Organization and Functions; Restructuring of National Labor Relations Board's Field Organization
Document Number: 2015-27392
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board is closing its Des Moines, Iowa Resident Office because it has determined that closing the office and serving the area with agents working at other locations, will result in significant savings while continuing to effectively serve the area currently served by this office.
Public Availability of National Labor Relations Board FY 2014 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2015-13843
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-08
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the National Labor Relations Board is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2014 Service Contract Inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2014. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the Agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Service Contract Inventories (December 19, 2011). The National Labor Relations Board has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the NLRB's homepage at the following link: http:// www.nlrb.gov/reports-guidance/reports/service-contract-invent ories.
Sunshine Act Meetings: June 2015
Document Number: 2015-13429
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-02
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Representation—Case Procedures
Document Number: granule301
Type: Unknown
Date: 2015-04-10
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On Monday, December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule regarding representation case procedures, 79 FR 74307. Since the publication of the rule, a number of minor errors have been noted throughout the Supplementary Information preceding the amendatory language. The errata sheet below corrects those errors.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2015-07565
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings: January 2015
Document Number: 2015-00131
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-08
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Appointments of Individuals to Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2014-29278
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2014-28777
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) has decided to issue this final rule for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act which ``protect[ ] the exercise by workers of full freedom of association, self-organization, and designation of representatives of their own choosing, for the purpose of negotiating the terms and conditions of their employment or other mutual aid or protection.'' While retaining the essentials of existing representation case procedures, these amendments remove unnecessary barriers to the fair and expeditious resolution of representation cases. They simplify representation-case procedures, codify best practices, and make them more transparent and uniform across regions. Duplicative and unnecessary litigation is eliminated. Unnecessary delay is reduced. Procedures for Board review are simplified. Rules about documents and communications are modernized in light of changing technology. In various ways, these amendments provide targeted solutions to discrete, specifically identified problems to enable the Board to better fulfill its duty to protect employees' rights by fairly, efficiently, and expeditiously resolving questions of representation.
Realignment of Regional Office Geographic Boundaries
Document Number: 2014-28587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board gives notice of its intent to realign the geographic boundaries between the Boston and Buffalo Regional Offices and between the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati Regional Offices.