Once a union has gained sufficient support among a company's employees, it will file a petition for a representation election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB will then initiate a representation case. It then serves the employer with a notice of a representation hearing.
The purpose of these representation proceedings is to determine whether an election is appropriate, and which, if any, of the employer's employees are entitled to vote in the election.
While representation proceedings may seem like a mere formality to an employer, they can often determine whether an election will be held in the first place, and what the outcome of that election will be. For this reason, it is important that an employer be represented by experienced labor counsel from the moment representation proceedings are initiated.
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