In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published its final rule governing the process for representation case petitions and pre-election procedures. The “ambush election rule,” which took effect on April 14, 2015, allows employees and unions to significantly shorten the time between filing a petition and a union representation election. The new rule requires elections to occur as soon as practicable, which commentators have suggested may be as early as 10 to 21 days after the filing of a petition. The new rule also greatly limits pre-election unit challenges by an employer.

This webinar will review the impact of the "ambush election rule" in the six months following its implementation.


  • The timing of elections under the new rule
  • How the new rule has impacted the scope of units and potential employer challenges
  • What employers should consider as they move forward under the new rule.

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET


Shannon D. Farmer, Partner
Labor and Employment Group

Daniel V. Johns, Partner
Labor and Employment Group

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Cheresnowsky at


Program Contact

Lisa M. Cheresnowsky

Related Practices

Labor and Employment