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December 27, 2011

NLRB Again Postpones Deadline for Posting Notice of Employee Rights Deadline is Now April 30, 2012

As we advised on August 26, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has adopted a rule to require employers to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  The 11-by-17-inch notice provides information to employees about the right to organize a union, bargain collectively, and engage in protected concerted activity – as well as the right to refrain from such activity.  Our Client Alert on the adoption of the notice rule is available online here.

On October 5, 2011, the NLRB postponed the implementation date to January 31, 2012 “in order to allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses.”  On December 23, 2011, the NLRB announced that it had agreed to postpone the effective date of its posting requirement at the request of a federal court in Washington, DC that is hearing a challenge to the rule.  The new effective date of the rule is April 30, 2012.  Employers should not post the notice until further notice.  A copy of the notice is available on the NLRB’s website at http://www.nlrb.gov/poster.  Employers may also obtain hard copies of the notice from any of the NLRB’s regional offices.

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