NLRB's Rule Requiring Display of Employee Rights Poster Suspended until Further Notice

On April 17, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an injunction suspending the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new rule requiring most private and non-profit employers to display a National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) employee rights poster.  The new Rule, which was scheduled to take effect April 30, 2012, has been put on hold until the legal issues surrounding the Rule have been resolved.  This is the third time the effective date of the Rule has been postponed.  According to the NLRB, “In view of the DC Circuit's order, and in light of the strong interest in the uniform implementation and administration of agency rules, regional offices will not implement the rule pending the resolution of the issues before the court.”  Oral arguments on the Rule are scheduled to take place in September of this year.  
The employment law attorneys of Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP, will be keeping our employment law clients up-to-speed as this matter proceeds through the appeals process.  If you would like to speak with an employment law attorney about this or any other matter, please contact Madeline S. Wirt or Emily C. Bagwell.
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