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NLRB Postpones Posting Mandate to January 31, 2012

October 5, 2011

In August, the National Labor Relations Board finalized a rule that would require most private sector employers to post a notice in the workplace describing employee's rights under the National LabIn August, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized a rule that would require most private sector employers to post a notice in the workplace describing employee’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). While the text of the notice was a relatively non-controversial statement of the substance of the NLRA, there has been significant controversy, including several lawsuits, challenging the NLRB’s authority to mandate such a posting.

Today, the NLRB announced that it has postponed the date by which employers must post the notice from November 14, 2011 to January 31, 2012.

The NLRB stated in its announcement that the additional time was “in order to allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses” and emphasized that there would be no changes to the text of the ultimate notice.

Between now and January 31, 2012, it is possible that a Court will enjoin enforcement of the rule. For now, however, employers need NOT post the NLRB notice in November and should stay tuned for further developments.

If you have any questions on this issue, please contact Hugh F. Murray at 860.240.6077 or hmurray@murthalaw.com
 

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