Boom: Court Strikes Down Sanctions On NLRB Notice Rule.


A Washington, DC federal district court has held that the National Labor Relations Board (the NLRB or Board) acted within its statutory authority in adopting a controversial notice-posting requirement in august 2011. But the Board lacks the power to enforce the rule’s punitive measures, the court ruled.

On August 25, the NLRB announced that nearly all private sector employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (the act) — even those employers without unionized workforces — must post a notice informing employees of their rights under the act. the notice posting requirement takes effect on April 30, 2012.

Specifically, the notice informs employees they have the right to act together to improve wages and working conditions; to form, join and assist a union; to bargain collectively with their employer; and to refrain from any of these activities. It also provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints. For the full text by JDSupra go here.

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Posted on March 21, 2012, in Labor Relations and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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