Indefinite Delay: Court of Appeals Enjoins NLRB’s Poster Rule

Employers preparing for the upcoming April 30, 2012 implementation date of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) poster display rule can put down the thumbtacks and tape – at least for a little while longer.

In light of conflicting district court decisions and pending appeals as to whether the NLRB has authority to order this mandatory poster rule, on April 17, 2012 the Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary injunction against the agency. This means that employers will not be required to hang the poster until the question of NLRB authority is settled. Oral arguments for the case are scheduled to begin September 2012.

See this blog’s October 3, October 12, 2011 and January 18, 2012 posts for a full chronology of the NLRB poster requirements and deadline extensions.
 

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