There is more trouble coming down the pike from the NLRB in the form of revisions to a couple of regulations from the agency. As we’ve seen in the past, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has been aggressive in pushing to overturn past decisions by the NLRB that upheld the position of business interests. Now, with a 3-2 democrat majority, the Board is following her lead and rewriting labor rules to benefit unions and union organizing efforts. More specifically, NLRB announced proposed rulemaking regarding the definition of joint employer and the union representation election procedures, which was most recently defined in April 2020. Joint employer rules as defined by NLRB under former President Trump were formally rescinded by the NLRB in September of last year. They will now be re-written, most likely resurrecting some variation of the rigid rule in effect during the Obama years. In the same vein, the Department of Labor (DOL) this week also announced a host of regulations on which it is currently working. Furthermore, it is strongly anticipated by many employment law attorneys that DOL will revisit and revise the overtime exemption threshold again this year, perhaps as soon as early fall. Stay tuned, more to come . . .