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The Practical NLRB Advisor: Fall 2017

Authors: C. Thomas Davis (Nashville), Eric C. Stuart (Morristown)

Published Date: November 14, 2017

Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group is pleased to announce the publication of the fall 2017 issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor. This issue considers how the confirmation of management-side attorney Peter B. Robb as the new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel will affect labor law policy. With the Senate’s confirmation of Robb to replace outgoing General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr., the agency appears headed for significant change.

Robb’s new position as General Counsel may represent the clearest line of demarcation between the Obama Board and the Trump Board. However, the first Republican majority at the NLRB in nearly a decade (resulting from the addition of two new Board members who are now seated) will prove to be fleeting with the impending departure of Board Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra.

This issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor also covers how these changes will affect some of the most controversial issues facing employers, including the three consolidated cases before the Supreme Court this term on the issue of class and collective action waivers in employers’ arbitration agreements. In addition, this issue reports on a number of recent developments at the Board, providing an overview of the latest and most significant NLRB cases.

C. Thomas Davis  (Nashville)

C. Thomas Davis
After graduating from law school in 1987, Tom Davis began his legal career at Ogletree Deakins and is currently the practice group leader of the firm’s Traditional Labor Practice Group. Mr. Davis represents employers in all aspects of employment law matters with a primary focus on the area of traditional labor law. He assists clients in maintaining union-free work environments through the implementation of cutting-edge, positive employee relations programs and creative leadership education. Mr....

Eric C. Stuart  (Morristown)

Eric C. Stuart
Eric C. Stuart is a shareholder in the Morristown and New York City offices of Ogletree Deakins. He has a career-long commitment to representing employers in all aspects of traditional labor relations. Mr. Stuart has extensive experience representing management in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, as well as unfair labor practice and representation proceedings. He has significant experience in the construction, manufacturing, gaming, waste collection...