Contributed by Jon Hoag
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered an emergency injunction to prevent the NLRB from issuing a rule requiring employers to post a notice about collective bargaining rights. The rule was to go into effect April 30th and now will be delayed until the appeal is decided.
In related news, last Friday, a federal district court in South Carolina decided that the NLRB went beyond its legal authority when issuing the poster rule. The appellate court noted the South Carolina decision when it issued today’s injunction. The South Carolina decision raised questions about whether the NLRB would stick with its April 30, 2012 posting deadline, but now employers have clear direction that no posting is required until the District of Columbia matter is resolved.
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