LERA Alabama Chapter Annual Meeting in Orange Beach, Alabama
Field Attorney Katherine Chahrouri attended the LERA Alabama Chapter Annual Meeting in Orange Beach, Alabama. Former Resident Officer Doug Marshall was a charter member of the Alabama chapter, and his “NLRB Update” had served as the opening session of this conference for the past 20 years. In “Trends and Decisions at the NLRB,” Chahrouri updated the attendees on issues of both local and national interest, including Board decisions in social media and the Act, bargaining unit composition, overly broad work rules, mandatory arbitration requirements, bannering, non-employee access to employer facilities, independent contractors as employees under the Act, and many other topics. She also included information about the status of the Board’s rulemaking efforts (R-case and notice posting), remedies, 10(j) injunctions, case processing statistics, composition of the Board/recess appointments and related issues, the consolidation of Agency offices, and the recent extension of the Agency’s budget.