The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has refused a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) bid to retry a May case in which the court said employers couldn’t be required to display a pro-union poster.
The Sept. 4 ruling likely puts to rest NLRB legal efforts to revive its controversial “Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act” poster. The poster explicitly stated that the National Labor Relations Act guarantees workers the right to form or join a union.
Litigation over the poster began almost as soon as it was released in August 2011.
Business groups that filed suit to stop the posting requirement said they were engaged in a “fight against an overreaching NLRB.”
Note: Federal contractors must still display a similar poster mandated by a different NLRB rule.
Learn more about the lengthy legal battle over the poster in "Court: No need to display the NLRB's pro-union poster."
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- What counts as illegal retaliation? DOL explains
- Harassing Our Vets at Work: Unpatriotic for Sure, But Is It Illegal?
- Severe but short-term conditions can qualify for ADA protection
- If an employee is injured at a company picnic, would that be covered by workers' comp?