NLRB Delays Notice-Posting Deadline until January 31, 2012
The National Labor Relations Board announced a delay in the compliance deadline for the controversial Notice-Posting rule. The rule requires employers to post the notice advising employees of their right to unionize or otherwise demonstrate against their employer.
The NLRB claims that postponement of the rule’s effective date, from November 14, 2011 to January 31, 2012, came in response to questions indicating uncertainty about which employers fall under the NLRB’s jurisdiction and therefore must comply with the rule.
The NLRB states that the decision announced on October 5, 2011, to delay the Notice-Posting rule, was made to allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium-sized businesses. The NLRB also stated that no other changes to the rule either to the form or content of the notice would be made. Click here for the NLRB announcement can be found here.
Several lawsuits have been filed, challenging the authority of the NLRB to impose this Notice-Posting rule. A federal judge overseeing one of several lawsuits challenging the rule had requested the delay in the posting deadline.
Trusight offers both federal and state required employment law posters, on our website, but because of the delay in posting requirements of this new federal NLRB poster, employers may wish to consider delaying ordering the new federal poster at this time. Trusight will track the progress of this situation and keep members informed, as updates become available. It will be important for employers to keep current on this topic to assure compliance for their business.
For additional information or questions, contact Tom Rinne, Director, Labor & Employee Relations at 763-253-9121 or the Research Hotline at 763-243-9111.
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