Businesses won’t have to post notices this month telling employees of their union rights because the issue is being appealed.
The National Labor Relations Board requirement was supposed to take effect April 30.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington agreed to take up a challenge filed by the National Association of Manufacturers. The pro-business trade group is seeking to overturn a lower court’s decision that found the NLRB has the power to implement the requirement.
A federal judge in Charleston found otherwise on Friday. U.S. District Court Judge David Norton said the labor board had overstepped its boundaries.
NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce issued a statement today about the recent court decisions.
“We continue to believe that requiring employers to post this notice is well within the Board’s authority, and that it provides a genuine service to employees who may not otherwise know their rights under our law,” he said.
For more details, see Wednesday’s editions of The Post and Courier.