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NLRB Further Delays Effective Date For Employers To Comply With New Notice Posting Requirements

January 30, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has again delayed the effective date of its new rule applicable to most employers nationwide.

In September 2011, Wolff & Samson issued an Employment Law Alert advising employers of a new rule issued by the NLRB that requires most private-sector employers to post notice in the workplace informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. However, as the firm advised in a follow-up Employment Law Alert, the NLRB delayed the effective compliance date of the rule to January 31, 2012 as a result of on-going legislation contesting the NLRB’s authority to implement such a broad-reaching rule.

The NLRB has, again, postponed the compliance date for this new rule pursuant to the request of the federal judge presiding over one of the lawsuits challenging the rule’s validity. In its official statement announcing this most recent delay, the NLRB asserted that “postponing the effective date of the rule would facilitate the resolution of the legal challenges that have been filed with respect to the rule.”

The revised effective date of compliance for the new rule is now April 30, 2012.

Wolff & Samson will continue to provide updates as to the implementation of this new rule as such updates occur.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine P. Wells, Member of the Firm

(973) 530-2051 cwells@wolffsamson.com

Margaret O’Rourke Wood, Member of the Firm

(973) 530-2063 mwood@wolffsamson.com

Denise J. Pipersburgh, Associate

(973) 530-2090 dpipersburgh@wolffsamson.com