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eLABORate: NLRB Postpones Effective Date for Union-Rights Notice Posters

December 27, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has agreed to postpone the effective date of a new rule requiring employers to post notices informing employees of their right to form a union. The postponement comes at the request of a federal court hearing a legal challenge to the rule. The NLRB ruled that postponing the effective date would allow the resolution of that challenge.

The new implementation date is April 30, 2012.  If the rule is not struck down, most private sector employers will be required to post the 11-by-17-inch notice on that date. The notice is available from the NLRB through its website, www.nlrb.gov.

Should you have any questions concerning the notice requirement, please contact your Phelps Dunbar attorney. We will provide additional information on the status of the rule and challenges to it as it becomes available.