Three Judge Panel Nixes NRLB Poster Requirement

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has struck down a proposed rule by the National Labor Relations Board that would have required businesses to hang posters advising employees of certain rights-including the right to create and join labor unions. The ruling was handed down Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

The “Employee Rights Notice” was designed by the NLRB, to inform employees of their rights to organize a union, and the rule would have imposed fines and penalties on employers who failed to properly display the notice where employees could see it.

The original compliance requirement had been extended until April 30, 2012, but was subsequently suspended due to the pending lawsuit.


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