The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has postponed the effective date of its new rule that mandates private employers post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The rule was originally scheduled to go into effect on November 14, 2011 has been postponed to January 31, 2012. The NLRB felt the additional eleven weeks will help employers prepare to comply.
According to the NLRB, the postponement will allow for, “enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses.” The board determined that some employers were confused over which businesses were required to comply with the statute. The posting requirements of the NLRB depend on the extent in which a company engages in interstate commerce. Because the posting requirements are rather complex, almost all private-sector employers are subject to the act and should prepare to be in compliance on or before January 31, 2011. A printer friendly version of the government issued publication can be found here.
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