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New York City Office of Administrative Law Judges to Close, Cases Reassigned to Washington, D.C. Office

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The National Labor Relations Board announces that it will be closing its New York City office of Administrative Law Judges, effective July 15, 2024. The office is being closed in light of the retirement of Associate Chief Judge Kenneth W. Chu, who ably led the office since August 2018, as well as the remaining staff’s significantly decreased need for physical office space. The judges and administrative professional currently assigned to the New York City office will continue to process cases arising out of Regional Offices 2-Manattan, 22-Newark, and 29-Brooklyn, though they will be administratively reassigned to the Washington, D.C. office. Upon the closing of the New York City office, the Washington, D.C. office will assume the function of docketing, assigning, and administratively processing cases from Regions 2, 22, and 29.

After July 15, 2024, therefore, all case-related correspondence and filings in those cases should be addressed to Chief Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Giannasi and Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan in the Washington office, until such time as a successor to Judge Chu is named. More information regarding this administrative action can be found in the Federal Register notice published today, and available [here].

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.