Posted in: Legislative Updates
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has granted an injunction regarding the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) mandate requiring employers to post a notice advising employees of certain rights under the National Labor Relations Act. This rule was scheduled to take effect April 30, 2012.
The Court of Appeals granted this injunction following a federal district court's decision in South Carolina late last week that ruled the NLRB overextended their authority in mandating such a requirement. The decision was in response to an appeal filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the US Chamber of Commerce, both of which IEC is a member.
"IEC appreciates that this rule has been delayed, particularly given the recent decision of the South Carolina district court," stated IEC National Executive Vice President/CEO Thayer Long. "We now have the opportunity to present our case on the appropriate role of the federal government in the workplace, and that employees should be allowed to be fully informed of all the facts before making decisions about union representation."
IEC previously sent notifications of this NLRB poster ruling along with a counter-poster and language that could potentially be used to supplement the NLRB poster. While IEC is unable to predict exactly what will happen now, we believe any decision regarding the NLRB poster requirement will be delayed until the fall.
IEC will continue to keep members informed of the latest developments as they unfold.