In October, we told you about an NLRB Final Rule requiring employers to notify their employees of their rights under the NLRA by November 14, 2011. A few days later, the NLRB issued a press release delaying the implementation of the rule until January 31, 2011. Well, the NLRB has delayed the posting requirement one more time.
On December 23, 2011, the NLRB issued a press release indicating that it would delay the posting requirement until April 30, 2012. The delay comes at the request of a federal district court in Washington D.C. currently hearing a legal change to the posting requirement. The delay allows the Court to resolve the challenge prior to the effective date of the posting requirement.
Of course, this decision is good news for employers. Employers can now delay the posting until the Court determines the NLRB’s ability to impose the posting requirement on private employers. Of course, we will update you when the federal court issues its ruling.