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Employers May Discontinue Checkoff of Union Dues at Expiration of Union Contract

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In a December 16, 2019 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) held that employers’ statutory obligation to checkoff union dues pursuant to their union contracts ends when said contracts expire. Overruling relatively recent precedent, the Board based its decision on the principle that there is no independent statutory obligation to check off and remit dues to a union before a union contract comes into effect nor after expiration of the contract. For more information, click here.