As we previously notified our contacts, last year the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) promulgated a rule requiring that employers post a notice of employee rights under the NLRB. The NLRB has twice delayed implementation of this rule with a proposed implementation date of April 30, 2012. However, on April 17, 2012 the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals enjoined the NLRB from implementing the notice posting rule so you are not required to post the notice on April 30, 2012. The injunction will remain in place until the appeal of the district court decision has been decided.
The authority of the NLRB to require such notice has been challenged in at least two different district courts. In March, a district court in Washington D.C. upheld the NLRB’s authority to issue the notice posting rule, but limited the remedies for failure to post. This ruling was appealed by plaintiffs, which resulted in the injunction.
On April 13, 2012, a district court in South Carolina invalidated the rule, holding that despite multiple Congressional amendments to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Congress has never authorized a posting rule and, therefore, the Board lacked the authority to promulgate the rule under the NLRA’s plain language, structure and legislative history. The NLRB is expected to appeal.
We will keep you advised of the progress of the appeals. However, if you have any questions regarding this Alert, please contact any of our Labor & Employment law attorneys.
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Kelly Mooney Lester (518) 472-1224 Ext. 1230 firstname.lastname@example.org
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