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NLRB Extends Time for Submitting Briefs Regarding Contract-Bar Doctrine

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WASHINGTON, DC — In an order issued today, the National Labor Relations Board has extended the time for submitting briefs in response to the notice and invitation to file briefs that it issued on July 7, 2020 in Mountaire Farms Inc., 05-RD-256888. In the notice and invitation to file briefs, the Board invited the parties and interested amici to brief the specific contract-bar issue presented in that case, and also “whether the Board should (1) rescind the contract-bar doctrine, (2) retain it as it currently exists, or (3) retain the doctrine with modifications.”

Briefs by the parties not exceeding 50 pages in length, and briefs by amici not exceeding 30 pages in length, must be filed with the Board in Washington, D.C. on or before August 21, 2020 and September 23, 2020, respectively. Parties may file responsive briefs, not to exceed 25 pages in length, on or before October 7, 2020.

The case is Mountaire Farms Inc., 05-RD-256888. Click here to read the notice and invitation to file briefs. 

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees and employers, and unions 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.