NLRB Adopts Posting Requirements for All Employers

September 16, 2011, 12:03 PM

As this blog discussed in early July, the National Labor Relations Board has been working on a rule that would require all employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The Final Rule has been issued and will require employers to provide such notification as of November 14, 2011.

Private-sector employers (including labor organizations) whose workplaces fall under the National Labor Relations Act will be required to post the employee rights notice where other workplace notices are typically posted. Also, employers who customarily post notices to employees regarding personnel rules or policies on an internet or intranet site will be required to post the Boards notice on those sites. Copies of the notice will be available from the Agencys regional offices, and it may also be downloaded from the NLRB website.

The notice, which is similar to one required by the U.S. Department of Labor for federal contractors, 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.

A fact sheet with additional information about the rule is available here. --David J. Sullivan