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Buchanan Labor & Employment Shareholder Robert G. Riegel, Jr. was quoted in Westlaw Journal Employment on the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) final rule on expediting the union election process. The new rule, which went into effect in April, eliminates the 25-day waiting period between when the NLRB issues an election directive and when the election can take place, reports the article.

Riegel told the publication that the ruling will have an immediate impact on employers, but expects groups to appeal.

"The decision has the effect of keeping intact the final rule's impact on an employer's ability to implement a comprehensive (and more likely effective) campaign expressing its views regarding what union representation will mean to its employees and to debunk any misinformation being disseminated," Bob said. 

Read the full article: "Court approves NLRB's expedited union election rule" (Westlaw Journal Employment, September 1, 2015, Volume 30, Issue 3)