Federal Court Blocks Notification of Employee Rights Notice Posting Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted an injunction in the legal challenge against the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) "Notification of Employee Rights" notice posting rule.

The NLRB's "Notification of Employee Rights" notice posting rule's compliance date of April 30 is no longer in effect, as the injunction places the rule on hold while the court considers the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace's appeal of the U.S. District Court's unsatisfactory ruling.

"For the last several months, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) has vigorously fought NLRB's politically motivated policies that threaten to paralyze the construction industry in order to benefit the special interests of politically powerful unions," stated ABC Vice President of Federal Affairs Geoff Burr. "The NLRB's notice posting rule is a perfect example of how the pro-union board has abandoned its role as a neutral enforcer and arbiter of labor law."

Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit follows the decision issued last week by the U.S. District Court for South Carolina, stating that the NLRB does not have the statutory authority to require business owners to post a biased poster.