Federal District Court: New NLRA Poster Requirement Unlawful
A federal district court just ruled that the new National Labor Relations Act posting requirement is unlawful. At the present time, it is unclear what the effect of this ruling is on the April 30 posting deadline. HR Informant will be updating you as soon as possible on the effect of this ruling for California employers.
Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) promulgated a rule requiring most private sector employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the NLRA. The rule was set to take effect on April 30, 2012.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenged the rule as an unlawful exercise of the NLRB’s authority.
A federal district court in South Carolina agreed, ruling that the NLRB exceeded its authority in violation of the federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA): “The court finds that the Board lacks the authority to promulgate the notice-posting rule. As such, the rule is unlawful under the APA … .”
Author: Gail Cecchettini Whaley
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