April 2, 2018 / 11:55 AM / 22 days ago

NLRB at Work: Republican members target "perfectly clear" successor doctrine

The National Labor Relations Board’s two Republican-appointed members have signaled their interest in revisiting the board’s test for deciding whether companies that acquire unionized workplaces are so-called successors barred from unilaterally changing employment terms.

In a footnote to a March ruling, Chairman Marvin Kaplan reiterated his disagreement with board precedent holding that employers become “perfectly clear” successors to a previous company if they express their intent to hire their predecessor’s employees without making it clear that employment would hinge on workers accepting new terms.

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