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NLRB delays poster requirement, again

December 29, 2011

Once again, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided to voluntarily delay the implementation of its new poster rule until April 30, 2012 (press release available here). The NLRB did not provide a reason for the additional delay, but it is still defending several lawsuits filed challenging, among other things, the NLRB’s authority to require that employers display the poster.

In our Oct. 6 post, we informed you that the NLRB had voluntarily delayed the effective date of its new rule applicable to employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Initially, the NLRB scheduled the new poster rule to take effect on November 14, 2011. During the course of defending the rule in federal court after several employer groups sued, the NLRB announced on October 5, 2011 that it would delay implementation of the new rule until January 31, 2012.

With all of the recent dysfunction at the NLRB regarding this rule and the union election rules (see our Dec. 2 post and related entries), who knows what will happen next? Stay tuned . . . .

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