NLRB Extends Employee Rights Notice Posting Requirement Until April 30, 2012
On December 23, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) postponed the implementation of its employee rights notice-posting rule until April 30, 2012. This is the second time that the NLRB has postponed the deadline. In a press release, the NLRB stated that it agreed to postpone the deadline again “at the request of the federal court in Washington, DC hearing a legal challenge regarding the rule.” The NLRB previously extended the deadline from November 14, 2011, to January 31, 2012.
Under the NLRB’s notice-posting rule, private-sector employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) will be required to post an 11 x 17 inch poster informing employees of their rights: (i) to form, join, or assist a union; (ii) to bargain collectively; (iii) to engage in protected and concerted activities related to the terms and conditions of their employment; or (iv) to refrain from engaging in such activities. The notice provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.
The notice that covered employers will now be required to post by April 30, 2012 is available here.