The past few days have not been pretty for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and its controversial Notice of Employee Rights poster requirement. Last Friday, a South Carolina federal district court found the proposed notice-posting rule invalid. Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals entered an injunction temporarily barring the NLRB from enforcing the notice-posting rule. In response to the DC Circuit’s ruling, NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce confirmed that regional NLRB offices will not enforce the rule pending resolution of these issues. The DC Circuit will hear oral argument in September 2012.
What does this mean for you? It means the poster requirement, which was set to go into effect April 30, is on hold yet again, and you do not need to post the notice. This time, it’s on hold until at least the Fall of 2012.
If you would like more background on the notice-posting rule, click here to access our previous posts on the issue. We will continue to update you as this seemingly never ending saga continues to unfold.