Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The International Franchise Association President & CEO Steve Caldeira released the following statement today regarding the decision by the National Labor Relations Board not to petition the Supreme Court to review the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s decision invalidating the NLRB’s employee rights poster requirement. The deadline to petition the court was Jan. 3, 2014.
“The IFA is pleased that the NLRB has declined to challenge the appeals court’s decision to invalidate the employee rights poster requirement. The NLRB was wise not to appeal a decision that swiftly and unambiguously rejected the Board’s aggressive overstepping of its authority in requiring an unbalanced workers’ rights notice that deprives employers of their free speech rights and misguides the workers it was designed to inform.
“This effectively sends a strong message that all regulations should be fair and balanced and protect the rights of both workers and employers.”
IFA is a member of the management committee of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, which was a party to the lawsuit challenging the poster requirement, and works to ensure balanced workplace policy and protect employees’ rights to make informed, coercion-free decisions about association in the workplace.