Law & Order

Feds Delay Rule That Companies Must Display "Employee Rights" Poster

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) postponed the start date for a rule requiring employers to display a poster informing workers of their right to unionize and bargain collectively. The rule is now scheduled to take effect April 30, 2012. The rule is widely opposed by business groups, including SEMA, over concerns that it unfairly promotes unionization.

The rule was scheduled to take effect last November but was delayed by the NLRB until January in order to provide more time to make private-sector employers aware of their obligation to post the notice. The rule has been delayed a second time at the request of a U.S. District Court, which is considering legal challenges to the rule. The 11x17-in. notice poster can be downloaded for free from the NLRB website

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