WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2019—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended the time for submitting comments on its proposed rule concerning the definition of “employee” under Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The proposed rule would exempt from the NLRB’s jurisdiction undergraduate and graduate students who perform services for financial compensation in connection with their studies. The original notice of proposed rulemaking was published at 84 FR 49691.
The submission window will remain open and interested parties may now file comments on or before Monday, December 16, 2019. Comments replying to the comments submitted during the initial comment period must be received by the Board on or before Monday, December 30, 2019.
The additional time will allow parties the opportunity to respond to a technical correction within the NPRM’s Regulatory Flexibility Act analysis. The correction was posted to the Federal Register yesterday.
Public comments are invited on all aspects of the proposed rule and should be submitted either electronically to www.regulations.gov, 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 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.