NLRB Lays Its Notice Posting Rule to Rest

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What seems like ages ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a controversial rule that required a significant portion of private sector employers — both union and non-union — to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect April 30, 2012; however, numerous lawsuits were filed challenging the requirement and the NLRB was temporarily enjoined from implementing the rule. After ongoing litigation over the dispute, the NLRB recently announced that it will not seek Supreme Court review of two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the NRLB’s rule. The NLRB’s announcement finally places the controversy over the rule to rest and is being hailed as a victory for employers and interest groups who opposed the rule.