On August 25, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Final Rule requiring most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by posting a notice. Because NLRA rights apply to union and non-union workplaces, all employers subject to the NLRA must comply with this requirement.
The notice states that employees have the right to act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.
Employers should post the notice by November 14, 2011. The NLRB expects the poster to be available on their website by November 1. Downloaded copies must be printed on 11x17-inch paper but can be printed in black and white. Employers also can use a commercial poster service as long as the notice maintains the same size, color, and content.
- NAWBO-CI Corporate Partner Merit Resources