The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has postponed the implementation date for its new notice-posting rule by more than 2 months in order to allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses. The new effective date of the rule is January 31, 2012.

New Deadline for Employers to Display Employee Rights Poster

As a result of the postponement, most private sector employers will be required to post the 11-by-17-inch notice beginning on January 31, 2012. The notice is available at no cost from the NLRB through its website, either by downloading and printing or ordering a print by mail.

The decision to extend the rollout period followed questions from businesses and trade organizations indicating uncertainty about which businesses fall under the NLRB's jurisdiction, and was made in the interest of ensuring broad voluntary compliance.

According to the NLRB, no other changes in the rule, or in the form or content of the notice, will be made.

Additional Information

For further information, please see the NLRB's Frequently Asked Questions. Employers may contact the agency at questions@nlrb.gov or 866-667-NLRB. Our section on Federal Poster Requirements contains more information on federal notices required to be displayed in the workplace.

Topics: Human Resources, Workplace Posters

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