Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Lafe E. Solomon issued Memorandum GC 13-02 on January 9, 2013 modifying existing Board policy to now permit Agency settlements to include front pay. The memorandum confirmed the long standing favoritism of Agency settlements towards reinstatement; however, it acknowledged that parties and discriminatees routinely negotiate a waiver of reinstatement in return for a monetary amount.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) postponed the implementation date for the new notice-posting rule until January 31, 2012. The Board indicated that the delay was to "allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses."
The National Labor Relations Board is extending its reach by now requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the NLRA through posting a new required notice by November 14, 2011. The posting requirement will apply to nearly all private-sector employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act.