No need to post that NLRB poster just yet
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has pushed back the requirement for employers to post the new employee rights poster, which was issued just a few weeks ago. The NLRB announced that the new implementation date will be January 31, 2012 (it was previously November 14, 2011, as Vigilant reported in our September 2, 2011, newsletter). The poster explains the rights of most non-management employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to band together on issues related to wages, hours and working conditions.
According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the NLRB voluntarily delayed implementation of the new rule regarding the workplace posting in response to a lawsuit filed by NAM challenging the authority of the NLRB to require the posting. NAM has reported that the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. will hear summary judgment motions on December 19 and plans to issue a decision before the new effective date of January 31, 2012. Vigilant will keep you updated on developments regarding this challenge, but in the meantime you can delay adding the new NLRB notice to your wall of workplace postings.
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