We recommend this post that was recently published on October 1st, 2013 on the Management Memo blog: “Government Shutdown “Closes” NLRB: 1600 of 1611 Employees Furloughed,” by Steven M. Swirsky, Adam C. Abrahms, and D. Martin Stanberry, our colleagues at Epstein Becker Green.
Following is an excerpt:
The shutdown of the federal government that took effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday October 1st has shut down all non-essential operations of the US government, including those of the National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB).
The Board’s Contingency Plan for Shutdown in the Absence of Appropriations (“Contingency Plan”) is now in effect, effective today. It details how the shutdown will impact the NLRB’s operations and what the shutdown means for employers, employees and unions with unfair labor practice and representation cases now pending. Our biggest take away: as of midnight, operations at the NLRB have virtually ceased.
Read the full post here.