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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 interested amici to file 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.”

Under the extension, amicus briefs are due to be filed with the Board no later than October 7, 2020, and responsive briefs by the parties are due to be filed no later than October 21, 2020.  Briefs submitted by the parties in response to the notice and invitation to file briefs were due no later than August 21, 2020, and this due date has not changed. 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.