Most employers have April 30, 2012 circled on their calendar. That was the day a new rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was to take effect requiring employers to post a notice of employees rights under the National Labor Relations Act . . . Not anymore.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an injunction last week preventing the rule from taking effect. The Court ruled that a legal question needed to be resolved before the rule could take effect: does the NLRB have the authority to require employers to post such a notice? Last week, a federal judge in South Carolina determined that the NLRB exceeded its authority when it approved the poster requirement.
For now, employers do not have to purchase the NLRB poster and those that have can leave them in the closet on April 30th – but do not throw them away – this battle is far from over! Check back here for updates on the NLRB poster rule and other important developments in employment law.