The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Ring, an attorney at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, by a 50-48 vote to fill the only remaining vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The board now consists of three Republicans and two Democrats. With a Republican majority on the board, practitioners are anticipating the overturning of key Obama-era decisions that have been considered labor-friendly, such as the Purple Communications ruling permitting workers to use company email systems for union business. This case and others were included on a list of policies that the NLRB’s Republican General Counsel Peter Robb wants the board to review.
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Olivia Robinson is an Indiana and Kentucky labor and employment law attorney who leverages her strong legal research, organization and communication skills as she advises employers on avoiding and defending against harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other employment-related claims in federal and state courts and before local, state and federal administrative agencies.