NLRB To Require Workplace Postings on Employees’ Rights to Organize


In accordance with a National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) rule that was issued last week, almost all private employers will be required, as of November 14, 2011, to post notices in their workplaces informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”), including their rights to form and join unions, to bargain collectively through a union chosen by employees over their wages, hours and other conditions of employment, and to take collective action to improve their working conditions. Employers who fail to comply with this rule will risk liability for an unfair labor practice under the Act. The Board will make copies of the notice available at no charge on its website and in its regional offices by November 1.

The mandatory posting is an 11” x 17” poster to be provided by the Board. (Click here to view a copy of the Employee Rights Poster.) In addition, employers will be required to electronically post the Board-mandated notice on any intranet or internet site that the employer commonly uses to communicate rules and policies to employees.

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