New NLRB Posting Requirement Postponed (Again)

Posted on December 28, 2011

A new regulation requiring employers to post a notice of employees rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in the workplace is on hold once again. Earlier this year, we reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) passed a controversial final rule that will require employers to display a poster explaining employee rights under the NLRA in the workplace. The poster language specifically focused on union organizing and collective bargaining. The original effective date of that rule was November 14, 2011. As we reported, the NLRB later postponed the effective date to January 31, 2012, after several employer groups filed lawsuits challenging the Board’s authority to impose the new posting requirement.

As of December 23, 2011, the NLRB announced that it would delay implementation of the new posting requirement for a second time. According to the NLRB’s press release, the most recent postponement comes after a federal court requested that the Board hold off on the rule’s implementation until the conclusion of a lawsuit challenging the rule. The new effective date for the posting requirement has been set for April 30, 2012.

For further information about this rule or the challenges leading to its postponement, please contact any Knox Labor & Employment attorney at (814) 459-2800.

Article written by Carsen N. Ruperto.

Labor & Employment Department Attorneys

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