Back in December, we posted about the NLRB’s resolution to change union election procedures. Among other things, the pro-union rule shortened the time between the filing of an election petition and the date of the election, thereby making it more difficult for employers to communicate with employees prior to the vote. Following a vote on the final rule, the rule took effect on April 30, 2012. However, on May 14, 2012, the union election rule was held to be invalid.
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On December 23, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it had agreed to again postpone the effective date of its controversial Employee Notice Posting Rule. In the news release announcing the postponement, the Board confirmed that the postponement was agreed to at the request of a federal court in Washington, D.C., which is hearing one of the legal challenges to the Notice Posting requirement.

On October 6, 2011, we discussed the requirements of the Notice Posting Rule and the Board’s announcement that it was delaying the implementation date for the Notice Posting Rule until January 31, 2012. The Notice Posting Rule will now become effective on April 30, 2012, if the challenges to the Rule are unsuccessful.
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