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NLRB Avoids Drastic Budget Cut

The U.S. House and Senate passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill on Thursday, sparing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from drastic budget reductions recently proposed by the Trump administration. The NLRB was allocated a budget of $278 million, matching the level of funding it received in 2017.

Prior to the bill’s passage, the NLRB had submitted a budget justification asking for an annualized funding level of $258 million for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 – the Trump administration has proposed even further cuts to that amount for next year. This reduced funding proposal from the Trump administration caused NLRB general counsel Peter Robb to announce a series of potential initiatives the NLRB would consider, including a reduction in the number of NLRB employees  and organization changes.

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Joseph D. Hess is an associate in the Grand Rapids office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Department.

Mr. Hess counsels and defends employers and managers across all industries in a wide range of pre-litigation and litigation matters, including discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII and state-law counterparts, wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and...

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