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The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to postpone the effective date of its requirement for employers to post a notice advising employees of their collective bargaining rights — including the right to unionize — until April 30.
The original Jan. 31 date was moved back at the request of the federal court in Washington, D.C., that is hearing legal challenges to the new rule.
At least three lawsuits have been filed seeking to block the posting requirement — including one by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The collective bargaining rights poster can be downloaded without charge from the NLRB website.
The rule requires all employers with a gross annual business volume of $500,000 or more to hang the poster in a conspicuous place, where other workplace rights notices are posted.
The requirement must be met even if the employer has a non-union shop or conducts business in a “right to work” state.
The NLRB will not conduct inspections to determine if the poster is in place, but may take action if an unfair labor practices complaint is filed.
The NLRB states on its website that it expects such complaints to be resolved if the employer subsequently agrees to hang the poster, but the agency says it could go forward with enforcement actions if the employer refuses.
The NRLB website provides answers to frequently asked questions on this issue.
For more information, email David Crump at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8491.