Employers can hold off on making room for a new poster informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. temporarily blocked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring most private employers to post the new 11-by-17 inch notice, which had been scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012. The court’s decision to block the rule was prompted by two recent lower court decisions that reached conflicting conclusions about whether the NLRB had the authority to issue the notice-posting rule.
According to the NLRB, in view of the court’s order, and in light of the strong interest in the uniform implementation and administration of agency rules, its regional offices will not implement the NLRA poster rule pending the resolution of the issues before the court.
For further information about the new poster requirement, including a detailed discussion of which employers are covered, please see the NLRB’s Frequently Asked Questions.