Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NLRB delays posting requirement

The National Labor Relations Board has postponed the implementation date for its new notice-posting rule by more than two months in response to lawsuits from multiple trade associations questioning the authority of the NLRB to institute such a rule. The rule was scheduled to take effect on November 11, 2011, but has been delayed until Jan 31, 2012.

The rule requires employers to notify employees, via a poster in the workplace, of their right to organize under the National Labor Relations Act. In addition to the physical posting, employers may have be forced to communicate this information via email, internet or company intranet site. If more than 20% of a company's employees are non-English speaking, the company must make bi-lingual versions of the poster available.

HARDI has strongly opposed the NLRB's action and will continue to monitor the legal status of this rule.

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