Court Grants Injunction Against Poster Rule

In a blow to the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) efforts to require employers to post notices regarding employees' rights to unionize in the workplace, a South Carolina District Court judge invalidated the NLRB’s proposed notice-posting rule earlier this week.

Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a nationwide injunction in a case brought by the AH&LA backed Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW).  In a strongly worded opinion, the court noted the South Carolina decision when it granted its injunction and set a schedule for oral arguments sometime in September 2012.

For the California lodging industry, this means that there will be no compulsory NLRB notice-posting on April 30, and the earliest the poster rule could go into effect nationwide would be November 2012, if at all. To view the DC Circuit Court order, click here.