In Lawrence v. City of Youngstown, Supreme Court Case No. 20120Ohio-4247 (September 20, 2012), the Ohio Supreme Court recently resolved a longstanding dispute among the Ohio district courts of appeals as to when an employee is required to deliver a 90-day notice of workers' compensation retaliation letter to an employer to comply with R.C. 4123.90. Prior to this decision, some courts held that the notice letter must be delivered to the employer within 90 days after the date of discharge. Other courts held that the notice letter must be delivered within 90 days after the employee receives notice of his discharge.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has again postponed the effective date of its employees' rights notice posting. This time the postponement came at the request of the federal court in Washington, DC hearing a legal challenge regarding the rule. The Board determined that postponing the effective date of the rule facilitates the resolution of the legal challenges that have been filed with respect to the rule. The new employees' rights notice posting requirement date is April 30, 2012.
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."