Important Reminder: NLRB Notice Posting Requirement Postponed

November 9, 2011

As previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule on August 30, 2011, that would require almost all employers to post an NLRB Notice of Employee Rights at all work places. Covered employers that do not post the notice can face action from the NLRB.

When the final rule was announced, it required posting the notices no later than November 14, 2011. Since that time, the posting rule has been the subject of a number of legal and political challenges. To address these and other concerns, the NLRB has moved the required posting date to January 31, 2012. Accordingly, covered employers DO NOT have to begin posting the NLRB notice until this date. There is no longer a requirement to post the notice by November 14, 2011.

McGuireWoods LLP will continue to update you with further developments as they occur. In the meantime, please contact the authors or other members of the McGuireWoods LLP Labor & Employment Team with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this or any other labor issues.