Client Alert – NLRB Postpones Effective Date for New Posting Requirement
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has postponed the November 14, 2011 effective date of its new posting rule that requires union and non-union employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). This notice requirement goes into effect January 31, 2012. In its October 5 news release, the NLRB stated that the postponement was intended to allow for “enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses.” Failure to post the notice after January 31, 2012 is considered an unfair labor practice. You can obtain a copy of the notice from the NLRB’s website at http://www.nlrb.gov/poster.