Implementation of NLRB notice-posting rule postponed

Posted on 10/05/2011 at 10:00 AM by Russell Samson

In a news release issued on October 5, 2011, it was announced that the National Labor Relations Board has postponed the implementation date for its notice-posting rule 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.  (The rule itself had a November 14, 2011 effective date.)  According to the press release, 'The decision to extend the rollout period followed queries from businesses and trade organizations indicating uncertainty about which businesses fall under the Board's jurisdiction, and was made in the interest of ensuring broad voluntary compliance. No other changes in the rule, or in the form or content of the notice, will be made.' Businesses and trade organizations can't figure out which businesses are in, and which are outside of, the Board's jurisdiction?  If true, that should be a bit scary on a number of fronts.  Most assuredly the facts that there are a number of pieces of litigation that have been filed, and that the NLRB itself has come under some severe scrutiny in recent months, played absolutely no role in the decision.  But for those Eagle Scouts – apologies,  for those who, regardless of gender, believe that one should always 'Be Prepared' – the NLRB now has Spanish versions of the poster available here.

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