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NLRB Extends Time for Submitting Reply Comments on Rulemaking for Voter List Contact Information and Absentee Ballots for Employees on Military Leave

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Washington, D.C. – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is extending the time for submitting reply comments regarding its proposal to amend its rules and regulations to eliminate the requirement that employers must, as part of the Board’s voter list requirement, provide available personal email addresses and available home and personal cellular telephone numbers of all eligible voters. The Board also proposes an amendment providing for absentee mail ballots for employees who are on military leave. The time for reply to comments submitted during the initial comment period is extended 14 days. Reply comments must be received by the Board on or before October 27, 2020. 

The Federal Register is expected to announce and publish this extension of time during the week of October 5, 2020.

Public comments are invited on all aspects of the proposed rule and should be submitted either electronically to, or by mail or hand-delivery to Roxanne Rothschild, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street S.E., Washington, D.C. 20570-0001.

Click here to read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for comments in the Federal Register.

Click here to read the original press release regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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.