The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended its deadline from Nov. 14 to Jan. 31, 2012 for employers to display employee rights notices.
In August, the Board issued its final rule requiring most private employers to post an 11-inch by 17-inch “Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act.” The purpose of the notice is to inform employees of their rights under the Act and explains to employees how to file unfair labor claims against their employer.
“The decision to extend the rollout period followed queries from businesses and trade organizations indicating uncertainty about which businesses fall under the Board’s jurisdiction, and was made in the interest of ensuring broad voluntary compliance. No other changes in the rule, or in the form or content of the notice, will be made,” the Board said in a press release on Thursday.
Experts say companies should use the extra time to familiarize themselves with the rules.
“I strongly recommend that employers review the Final Rule to determine whether they are covered by it and, if so, obtain appropriate legal advice regarding compliance,” says George Adams, a partner at Fisher & Phillips.