By: John E. Murray

On October 5, 2011, the NLRB delayed the effective date of its new posting rule. The rule had been scheduled to take effect on November 14, 2011. The effective date has now been postponed to January 31, 2012.

Once the rule takes effect, most private employers will be required to post a notice, published by the Department of Labor, advising employees of their right to organize or join a union. Employers also must post this notice on the company intranet if that intranet is used to inform employees of other company policies.

The Board has not explained its decision to delay the effective date of this rule. However, there have been several legal challenges to it. The Board may be hoping that these challenges will be resolved before January 31.

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