New NLRA Poster Now Faces 6 Challenges

The challenges facing the new NLRA poster requirement (National Labor Relations Act) for private employers have now grown to 6:   3 lawsuits and 3 bills in Congress.

Two of the lawsuits attempting to block the NLRA poster requirement were filed in U.S. District Court in D.C. by NAM (National Association of Manufacturers), and by the National Right to Work Legal Defense & Educational Foundation and NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business).

These two suits have now been consolidated and will be heard Dec. 19.   It is anticipated that the court will make a decision before the new Jan. 31, 2012, required posting date.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a third lawsuit in U.S. District Court in South Carolina.

On the legislative side, two bills have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a new bill was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Employers will still be required to post the new NLRA poster by the effective date of Jan. 31, unless the courts or a new law block or rescind the poster requirement.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely.