On September 6, 2011, MBBP notified clients that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had published a new rule requiring that employers post a notice to employees informing them of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, including rights to act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form and join a union, and to bargain collectively. The rule was to take effect on November 14, 2011.
Subsequently, in October 2011, we notified clients that the NLRB was postponing the implementation date for the notice-posting rule by two months (to January 31, 2012) in order, the NLRB stated, “to allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses.”
Now, the January 31, 2012 deadline has been postponed to April 30, 2012. In a press release issued on December 23, 2011, the NLRB stated that it “has agreed to postpone the effective date of its employee rights-notice-posting rule at the request of the federal court in Washington, DC hearing a legal challenge regarding the rule.” The NLRB said that it “determined that postponing the effective date of the rule would facilitate the resolution of the legal challenges that have been filed with respect to the rule.”
For more information on this topic, please contact a member of our Employment Practice Group.