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Breaking: No NLRB Union Posters, Says Appeals Court

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NRLB

A while back, the NLRB proposed that all employers would need to put up posters detailing employee rights to form a union.  If employers did not, then the employers could be subjected to an unfair labor practice charge — a serious charge.

Implementation of that rule was delayed pending court challenges.

This morning, the DC Court of Appeals issued a broad ruling striking down the poster rule.  You can download the decision here.  The decision will effectively apply to Connecticut employers because of the jurisdiction the DC court has over many NLRB matters.

If you’re interested in the analysis behind the decision — which includes a notable discussion about how the posters would violate First Amendment free speech principles — than I commend the decision to you.

But for employers, the takeaway is a simple one: For now, you don’t need to worry about those NLRB posters after all.