By: Sam G. Sherman, Esq.

The NLRB has once again postponed its order requiring employers to post a notice concerning employees’ right to collectively bargain. In October, the NLRB issued a final ruling requiring employers to post the notice by November 14, 2011. A few days later, the NLRB extended the deadline to January 31, 2012. Then, on December 23, 2011, the NLRB extended the deadline to April 30, 2012.

Yesterday, the NLRB chairman indefinitely postponed the posting requirement and provided the following statement: “In light of conflicting decisions at the district court level, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily enjoined the NLRB’s rule requiring the posting of employee rights, which had been scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012.

“In view of the DC Circuit’s order, and in light of the strong interest in the uniform implementation and administration of agency rules, regional offices will not implement the rule pending the resolution of the issues before the court.”

The full text of the press release can be found here.