The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit put a freeze on the NLRB's Notice Posting Rule. The rule had been scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2010. The rule would have required all private sector employers subject to the NLRB's jurisdiction (union and nonunion alike) to post a notice informing employees of their rights to form or join a union, strike, and collectively bargain. To date, two District Courts have considered the validity of the NLRB's poster requirement and have reached differing conclusions as to whether it is valid. The D.C. Circuit plans to address the merits of the poster requirement and whether the NLRB has the authority to require employers to post the notice. In the meantime, the D.C. Circuit has halted the rule's implementation while the case is pending.
Employers can stand down, and they need not post the NLRB's poster until the D.C. Circuit takes further action.