Employers can hold off on making room for the new NLRA poster informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring most private employers to post the notice, which had been scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012. The court's decision to block the rule was prompted by two recent lower court decisions that reached conflicting conclusions about whether the NLRB had the authority to issue the notice-posting rule.
According to the NLRB, in view of the court's order, and in light of the strong interest in the uniform implementation and administration of agency rules, regional offices will not implement the NLRA poster rule pending the resolution of the issues before the court.
For further information about the NLRA poster requirement, including a detailed discussion of which employers are covered by the NLRA, please see the NLRB's Frequently Asked Questions, which will be updated regularly as new questions arise. To learn about other federal notices required to be displayed in the workplace, please visit our section on Federal Poster Requirements.