The NLRB Extends Time for Filing Briefs Regarding Consequential Damages Remedy for Employees in Thryv, Inc.
Washington, DC — To aid in the consideration of the issues raised in Thryv Inc., 371 NLRB No. 37 (2021), the Board has extended the time for filing briefs. The submission window is currently open, and parties and interested amici now have until Monday, January 10, 2022, to file briefs. Additionally, parties (but not amici) now have until Tuesday, January 25, 2022 to submit responsive briefs. Parties and amici should note that, as set forth in the order granting this extension of time, henceforth any future motion for extension of time to file briefs in this case will be denied absent compelling circumstances.
On November 10, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board invited the filing of briefs in this case to allow parties and interested amici an opportunity to address, among other questions, whether the Board should expand its traditional make-whole remedy for employees who are discharged, laid off, or otherwise discriminated against to more fully account for their actual economic losses. The Board will consider whether to establish a practice of awarding a fuller accounting of “consequential damages,” in addition to loss of earnings and benefits, to employees who suffer unfair labor practices.
The parties and amici shall file briefs electronically by E-Filing on nlrb.gov. If assistance is needed in E-filing, please contact the Office of Executive Secretary at 202-273-1940.
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 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.