NLRB Postpones Required Date to Post Employee Rights

December 27, 2011 ( - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule.

The postponement is due to a request from a federal court in Washington, DC, which is hearing a legal challenge to the rule (see NFIB Files Lawsuit Over NLRB Posting Requirement Rule).

The NLRB states 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 new implementation date is April 30, 2012.

Most private sector employers will be required to post the 11-by-17-inch notice on the new implementation date of April 30. The notice is available at no cost from the NLRB through its website,, which has additional information on posting requirements and NLRB jurisdiction (see Final Rule Issued to Require Posting of NLRA Rights).