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NLRB Updates, Quick EEO-1 Deadline [PODCAST]

This week, we update you on two major developments from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) and this year’s abridged timeline to submit EEO-1 data.



Union Activity Surges

The NLRB recently released data on the increase in petitions filed by unions for representation elections in the country. In the first half of fiscal year 2022, petitions filed by unions for representation elections jumped 57 percent from the same period last year.

NLRB GC Takes Aim at “Captive Audience” Meetings and Supports Union Organizing

The Biden administration has been vocal in supporting unionization efforts and making it easier for unions to win elections. Recently, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memo indicating that her office will be asking the Board to find “captive audience” meetings, in which employers seek to convince workers to vote against union representation, to be unlawful and violate the National Labor Relations Act. The memo reflects the General Counsel’s goal of limiting the ability of an employer to campaign and share its views with employees before they vote. Read more.  

In a brief recently filed with the NLRB, General Counsel Abruzzo asked the Board to adopt a requirement that an employer recognize and bargain with a union that claims majority support unless the employer can establish that it has a “good faith doubt” as to the union’s claim of majority status. Learn more.

Equal Employment Opportunity  Commission Opens EEO-1 Data Collection, with Fast Timeline

Employers are racing to submit their 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data by May 17, a significantly shorter window than the previous two years.

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About this Author

George Carroll Whipple III, Epstein Becker Green, Workforce Management Lawyer, Hiring Matters Attorney

GEORGE CARROLL WHIPPLE, III, is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He hosts the firm's innovative weekly video program, Employment Law This Week.

Mr. Whipple:

  • Counsels employers on workplace issues, including hiring and promotion, firing and discipline, wage and hour, and the implementation of employment policies, to ensure compliance with federal and state laws

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