Schroeder Comments on Expected Pro-Employer Tilt of NLRB

24 April 2018 Business Insurance News
Partner Don Schroeder was quoted in an article in Business Insurance, “Pro-employer bent seen with NLRB’s new GOP majority,” about the future direction of the National Labor Relations Board under a new Republican majority.

Schroeder said “there was a real effort” by the Democrat-controlled board during the Obama administration to weigh in on confidentiality agreements, confidentiality policies, social media policies and electronic communication policies in an effort to expand the NLRB’s scope and jurisdiction. But he also said he didn’t expect any instant or dramatic changes in its Obama-era rulings.

“I don’t think there’s going to be an edict from the general counsel’s office that rescinds” any of the memoranda issued during the Obama administration, but at the same time, “you’ll see less evidence of unfair labor practice charges” going before the agency’s administrative law judges in the future, he said.

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