NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, who will speak at our upcoming Spring event in Tampa is considering changes to the board’s case processing aimed at shortening case times.
A Jan. 29 memo asked regional officials for comment on a list of proposed changes by Feb. 9.
Suggestions in the memo, which was first reported by Bloomberg, include reducing investigation times by two weeks and allowing only two days for charging parties to respond to inquiries before a regional office can drop an investigation.
The proposals might also undercut the power of regional directors by allowing for “team dismissals” of “non-merit cases” by an investigator and supervisor. Currently, regional directors have to sign off on dismissals.
Per LLAC attorney Clyde Jacob, note the requirement of a prima facie case for a charge to move forward, the limitation on investigative subpoenas, and the emphasis on settlement.