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NLRB'S Notice Of Employee Rights Posting Requirements Extended To April 30, 2012

December 28, 2011

By Barbara A. Bloom

LABOR LAW UPDATE

As discussed in a number of recent Bullard Alerts, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a final rule in August 2011 requiring most private sector employers to post a Notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. On December 23, 2011, the NLRB announced that the once-delayed posting requirement deadline has been extended again, this time from January 31, 2012 to April 30, 2012.

The NLRB postponed the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule at the request of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where a constitutional challenge to the rule has been filed. The NLRB determined that postponing the effective date would facilitate the resolution of the legal action that has been filed challenging the rule.

As noted in our December 7, 2011 Bullard Alert, we are well aware that the Board’s posting requirement raises many questions regarding compliance and potential strategies for employers to consider in response to this new rule. Bullard Law has been receiving many questions about this issue, as have our colleagues in the Worklaw® Network, an international network of more than 350 management-side labor and employment attorneys.

As a member of the Worklaw Network, we are pleased to invite you to attend a complimentary webinar, titled New NLRB Posting Requirement, which will be presented on January 12, 2012 (10:30-11:30 AM PST) by Worklaw Network attorneys. To register, please contact Coni Crone by telephone (503-248- 1134) or email (ccrone@bullardlaw.com).

We will continue to apprise you of ongoing developments related to this rule and other labor, employment and benefits issues. 
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