Benefits Compliance, Reporting & Disclosure, Reporting Requirements

NLRB Delays Effective Date of New Posting Requirement

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) delayed the effective date of a new rule that would have required employers to post a notice telling workers about their right to unionize. The posting requirement was scheduled to become effective November 14th, a little over a month from now, but the effective date has now been delayed to January 31, 2012. The NLRB issued a news release on Weds., October 5th.

The NLRB decided to delay the effective date of the notice requirement because many businesses and trade organizations were unsure about which businesses were required to comply with the requirement. According to the news release, the delay “was made in the interest of ensuring broad voluntary compliance. No other changes in the rule, or in the form or content of the notice, will be made.”

For additional information about the notice, see the Leavitt Bulletin dated September 23, 2011.