National Labor Relations Board 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Procedural Rules With Respect to Representation Cases Governing Periods When the National Labor Relations Board Lacks a Quorum of Members
Document Number: 2011-33668
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board or the NLRB) is revising its rules governing the processing of representation cases during periods when the Board lacks a quorum of Members. This revision is being adopted to facilitate, insofar as it is possible, the normal functioning of the Agency when the number of Board Members falls below three, the number required to establish a quorum of the Board. See 29 U.S.C. 153(b); New Process Steel v. NLRB, 130 S.Ct. 2635 (2010). The effect of the revision is to enable the Agency to process some representation cases to the certification of a representative or the certification of the results of the election, while deferring Board consideration of parties' requests for review until a quorum has been restored.
Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
Document Number: 2011-33571
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On August 30, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) published a final rule requiring employers, including labor organizations in their capacity as employers, subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to post notices informing their employees of their rights as employees under the NLRA. (76 FR 54006, August 30, 2011.) On October 12, 2011, the Board amended that rule to delay the effective date from November 14, 2011, to January 31, 2012. (76 FR 63188, October 12, 2011.) The Board hereby further amends that rule to delay the effective date from January 31, 2012, to April 30, 2012. The purpose of this amendment is to facilitate the resolution of the legal challenges with respect to the rule.
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2011-32642
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On June 22, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing various amendments of its rules and regulations governing the filing and processing of petitions relating to the representation of employees for purposes of collective bargaining with their employer. This document explains which of the proposed amendments the Board is adopting at this time in the final rule and sets forth the Board's responses to comments concerning those proposals. The Board believes that the final rule will reduce unnecessary litigation in representation cases and thereby enable the Board to better fulfill its duty to expeditiously resolve questions concerning representation. The final rule will also save time and resources for the parties and the agency. The final rule will focus pre-election hearings on those issues relevant to determining if there is a question concerning representation, provide for pre-election briefing only when it will assist the decision makers, reduce piecemeal appeals to the Board, consolidate requests for Board review of regional directors' pre- and post-election determinations into a single, post-election request, make Board review of post-election regional determinations discretionary, and eliminate duplicative regulations. The final rule will allow the Board to more promptly determine if there is a question concerning representation and, if so, to resolve it by conducting a secret-ballot election and certifying the results.
Special Procedural Rules Governing Periods When the National Labor Relations Board Lacks a Quorum of Members
Document Number: 2011-32085
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board is revising its rules governing the consideration of certain pleadings that ordinarily require action by a quorum of at least three Board Members. The revisions are being adopted to facilitate, insofar as it is possible, the normal functioning of the Agency during periods when the number of Board members falls below three, the number required to establish a quorum of the Board. The effect of the revisions is to provide the public with avenues for resolving certain issues, while deferring full review by the Board until a quorum has been restored.
Sunshine Act Meetings: December 2011
Document Number: 2011-31163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Order Contingently Delegating Authority to the Chairman, the General Counsel, and the Chief Administrative Law Judge
Document Number: 2011-30699
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board has issued an Order contingently delegating to the General Counsel authority over the appointment, transfer, demotion, or discharge of any Regional Director or of any Officer-in-Charge of a Subregional Office, and over the establishment, transfer or elimination of any Regional or Subregional Office, subject to the right of any sitting Board Member to request full-Board consideration of any particular decision.\1\ The Order also contingently delegates to the Chairman and General Counsel the authority to jointly determine the apportionment and allocation of funds and/or the establishment of personnel ceilings within the Agency, subject to the right of any sitting Board Member to request full-Board consideration of any particular decision. Finally, the Order contingently delegates to the Chief Administrative Law Judge authority over the appointment, transfer, demotion, or discharge of any Administrative Law Judge, subject to the right of any sitting Board Member to request full-Board consideration of any particular decision. These delegations shall become effective during any time at which the Board has fewer than three Members and shall cease to be effective whenever the Board has at least three Members.
Representation Case Procedures
Document Number: 2011-30280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) invites interested parties to attend an open meeting of the Board on November 30, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Agenda Room (Room 11820), National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street NW., Washington, DC 20570. The purpose of the meeting will be to vote on how to proceed in this rulemaking proceeding. No public testimony or comments will be received.
Order Contingently Delegating Authority to the General Counsel
Document Number: 2011-29014
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board has issued an Order contingently delegating to the General Counsel full authority over court litigation matters that otherwise would require Board authorization and full authority to certify the results of any secret ballot election conducted under the National Emergency provisions of the Labor Management Relations Act, sections 206-210, 29 U.S.C. 176- 180. These delegations shall become effective during any time at which the Board has fewer than three Members and shall cease to be effective whenever the Board has at least three Members.
Sunshine Act Meetings: November 2011
Document Number: 2011-28358
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Appointments of Individuals to Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2011-26951
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
Document Number: 2011-26369
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On August 30, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) published a final rule requiring employers, including labor organizations in their capacity as employers, subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to post notices informing their employees of their rights as employees under the NLRA. The Board hereby amends that rule to change the effective date from November 14, 2011, to January 31, 2012. The purpose of this delay is to allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers.
Sunshine Act Meetings: October 2011
Document Number: 2011-25856
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings: September 2011
Document Number: 2011-22986
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
Document Number: 2011-21724
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
On December 22, 2010, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) issued a proposed rule requiring employers, including labor organizations in their capacity as employers, subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to post notices informing their employees of their rights as employees under the NLRA. This final rule sets forth the Board's review of and responses to comments on the proposal and incorporates any changes made to the rule in response to those comments. The Board believes that many employees protected by the NLRA are unaware of their rights under the statute and that the rule will increase knowledge of the NLRA among employees, in order to better enable the exercise of rights under the statute. A beneficial side effect may well be the promotion of statutory compliance by employers and unions. The final rule establishes the size, form, and content of the notice, and sets forth provisions regarding the enforcement of the rule.
Sunshine Act Meetings: August 2011
Document Number: 2011-19486
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Public Availability of National Labor Relations Board's FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2011-17412
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-12
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 (NLRB) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2010 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2010. 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 on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/ procurement/memo/service-contract-inventories-guidance-110520 10.pdf. The NLRB has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the NLRB homepage at the following link: http://www.nlrb.gov/service- contract-inventories.
Sunshine Act Meetings: July 2011
Document Number: 2011-17013
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Representation Case Procedures
Document Number: 2011-15962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) invites interested parties to attend an open meeting with the Board and its staff on July 18, 2011. The Board meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Margaret A. Browning Hearing Room (Room 11000), National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20570. During the public meeting, interested persons may share their views on the proposed amendments to the Board's rules governing representation case procedures, published at 76 FR 15307 (June 22, 2011) and make other proposals for improving representation case procedures.
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2011-15307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
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 relating to the representation of employees for purposes of collective bargaining with their employer. The Board believes that the proposed amendments would remove unnecessary barriers to the fair and expeditious resolution of questions concerning representation. The proposed amendments would simplify representation- case procedures and render them more transparent and uniform across regions, eliminate unnecessary litigation, and consolidate requests for Board review of regional directors' pre- and post-election determinations into a single, post-election request. The proposed amendments would allow the Board to more promptly determine if there is a question concerning representation and, if so, to resolve it by conducting a secret ballot election.
Sunshine Act Meetings, June 2011
Document Number: 2011-14400
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings: May 2011
Document Number: 2011-10992
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings: April 2011
Document Number: 2011-8221
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2011-5083
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-04
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings: February 2011
Document Number: 2011-3537
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings: January 2011
Document Number: 2011-260
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions