Law360 Employment Authority: NLRB GC’s Remedies Memos Should Concern Employers

October 06, 2021

In an article published in Law360 Employment Authority on October 5, 2021, labor and employment attorneys Michael Pepperman, Thomas Hearn, and Alexandra Simels discuss Jennifer Abruzzo’s guidance memorandums in which she identifies how she wants to shape labor law during her four-year term as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. 

The article focuses on Abruzzo’s Memorandum GC 21-06, bearing the subject line “Seeking Full Remedies.” It instructs the NLRB’s regional offices to pursue the full panoply of remedies available for victims — unions and/or employees — of employer conduct that violates the National Labor Relations Act. The memo also addresses some new and some revised remedies and a goal to restore discriminatees as near as possible to the status quo.


Michael is the Chair of Obermayer’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department. Mike is an accomplished attorney known for his tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients. He focuses his practice exclusively on the representation of management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law. An in-demand author and lecturer, Mike has written articles on a wide variety of labor relations and employment law topics, such as wrongful termination, violence in the workplace, wage-and-hour, workplace privacy, labor relations, and discrimination in the workplace. Further, he is a frequent speaker to trade associations and professional groups.

Thomas concentrates his practice in labor and management relations, employment discrimination, and employee contracts. Thomas has extensive experience in equal employment opportunity cases before state and federal agencies, employment discrimination litigation, and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Alexandra is an attorney in the Labor and Employment department. She counsels and represents employers on a wide array of employment issues including discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge. Ally litigates on behalf of businesses faced with board disputes, agency charges, wage and hour class actions, DOL investigations, and matters of professional negligence.