The National Labor Relations Board Postpones until January 31, 2012

The implementation date for the new notice-posting rule has been postponed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by more than 2 months and the posting requirement will take effect on January 31st, 2012, instead of November 14, 2011. According to the NLRB, this delay is to “allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses.”

Most private sector employers will be required to post the 11-by-17-inch notice (poster). The poster is available at no cost from the NLRB through its website, either by downloading and printing or ordering a print by mail.  Employers who usually notify employees about employment rules and policies on a Company Internet or intranet site will be required to post the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) notice online.

This notice does not affect the existing obligation for some federal contractors to display the existing poster about employee rights to union organization in their workplaces, established by President Obama’s Executive Order from January 30, 2009.

For further information about jurisdiction and posting requirements, Optimum HR Systems clients can visit the NLRB Frequently Asked Questions webpage, or direct their questions to Richard Warren.