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Viewpoint: NLRB General Counsel Urges Punitive Remedies Against Employers

September 16, 2021


National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo recently issued a hard-hitting memorandum urging the board’s regional offices to consider closely the full scope of aggressive remedies she deems available to them for issuance against employers. This memorandum effectively directs the regional offices to adopt the GC’s position that the board possesses “broad discretionary authority under Section 10(c)” of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “act”) to seek a “full panoply” of remedies available against employers found to commit unfair labor practices.

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