NLRB Postpones Deadline for Displaying Employee Rights Poster

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has postponed from November 14, 2011 to January 31, 2012 the implementation date for displaying their new poster (Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act).

In its statement on October 5, the NLRB indicated the delay was a response to “queries from businesses and trade organizations indicating uncertainty about which businesses fall under the Board’s jurisdiction.”

Included under the Board’s jurisdiction are:

  • Retail organizations whose annual gross revenue exceeds $500,000;
  • Nonretail organizations with more than $50,000 in goods or services provided by the employer out of state OR $50,000 in goods or services purchased by the employer out of state.

As mentioned in the below article, the requirement to display the poster applies to almost all private-sector employees whether or not they are unionized.

Note that business groups have filed lawsuits seeking to block implementation of the poster requirement contending the Board has overstepped its authority.

The above information is provided for informational purposes and is not to be considered legal advice. Questions, call Larry Elinskas at 804-966-8100.