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Breaking: D.C. Circuit Blocks NLRB Posters

Posted in Labor Law & NRLB

Update: Late yesterday afternoon, the NLRB officially delayed implementation of the rule.  No new date has been set. 

The NLRB developments keep coming fast and furious.

This morning, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling essentially blocking the NRLB from going forward with its new poster requirements for employers on April 30, 2012.

You can download the decision here.

The Court noted:

The uncertainty about enforcement counsels further in favor of temporarily preserving the status quo while this court resolves all of the issues on the merits.

As a practical matter, this is likely to mean that employers across the country will not be required to comply with the posters on April 30th.  Given the schedule set forth by the court, it is now unlikely that this rule will go into effect before fall 2012. 

Stay tuned for further developments.

(H/T: Rich Meneghello who broke the news on Twitter)