October 7, 2011

NLRB Extends Effective Date of New Poster Requirement

The National Labor Relations Board has extended the effective date for its new poster requirement to January 31, 2012. The original compliance deadline was November 14, 2011. The Board decided to extend the deadline by more than two months, after it received numerous inquiries from businesses uncertain whether the new rule applied to them. 

As discussed in our previous alert, the new posting requirement -- designed to better inform employees of their rights under the NLRA -- applies to almost all private-sector employers, regardless of the number of employees or whether a union is currently in operation. 

While nothing but the effective date has changed, the Board has also updated answers to some frequently asked questions, found here.  In addition, both Spanish and English versions of the 11-by-17 inch poster are now available for free download here.  For more information, please see our client alert sent September 26.



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