Good news for employers. The effective date of the new NLRB poster is again on hold, thanks to two recent federal court decisions. As I discussed in a previous post, the deadline for posting the new poster had been moved to April 30, 2012. During the past week, there were two federal court decisions effectively putting the effective date of the poster requirement on hold indefinitely. The first came out of the District Court of South Carolina. In that case, the court ruled that the NLRB exceeded its authority in requiring the poster. The second case was from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. There, although the court did not definitively rule on the validity of the poster requirement, the court did enter an order temporarily suspending the NLRB’s requirement that employers display the poster. The court will not issue its final ruling until the matter is fully briefed and argued, which could take many months.
What does this mean for you? Although there have been no final decisions on the NLRB poster, employers for the time being are no longer required to display the poster by the April 30 deadline.