NLRB Abandons Poster RuleJanuary 10th, 2014 by DWM Magazine
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced this week that it will not seek Supreme Court review of two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule, which would have required most private sector employers to post a notice of employee rights in the workplace.
The NLRB says it remains committed to ensuring that workers, businesses and labor organizations are informed of their rights and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act. The board will continue its national outreach program to educate the American public about the statute.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit states: “[I]t is also without question that the Board is free to post the same message [that is on the poster at issue] on its website.” The workplace poster remains available on the NLRB website. It may be viewed, displayed and disseminated voluntarily. In addition, the NLRB has established a free NLRB mobile app for iPhone and Android users to provide the public with information about the National Labor Relations Act.
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) welcomes the decision by the NLRB.
“The NLRB clearly overstepped its authority with the Poster Rule,” says Michael O’Brien, president and CEO of the NLBMDA. “NLBMDA is pleased that the NLRB will not continue its misguided pursuit of the rule and this is good news for lumber and building material dealers.”