Crowell & Moring (04/18/12)
U.S. National Labor Relations Board chairman Mark Pearce has announced that the NLRB will not proceed with the April 30 deadline for implementing the board’s new rule requiring companies to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Pearce referenced “conflicting decisions at the district court level,” pointing to opinions written in cases brought in South Carolina and the District of Columbia challenging the board’s statutory authority to promulgate the rule. The board also announced its decision to appeal the South Carolina decision to the Fourth Circuit. The D.C. Circuit has ordered an expedited briefing schedule in its case. Pearce’s statement is available here.