The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced in a final rule in August a new poster requirement for both union and non-union employers that communicates employees’ rights to organize. Although originally effective November 14, 2011, the NLRB has delayed the implementation of this requirement until January 31, 2012 due to outcry from employer organizations.
Only “covered employers” must display the posters. Certain employers are exempt, such as agricultural, railroad, or airline employers and certain very small employers and retailers. If you are unsure of your requirement to post, please consult legal counsel. Noncompliance can be treated as an unfair labor charge.
To obtain a copy of the new poster, you may visit: https://www.nlrb.gov/poster
The poster should be placed in a conspicuous location where other notifications regarding workplace rights and employer rules are posted. In addition, a company that posts personnel policies, workplace notices, or similar information on an internal or external website should also include this poster in its online postings.
Angela L. Gidley (former associate)
The statements contained herein are matters of opinion and general information only and are not to be considered legal advice and should not be construed to form an attorney-client relationship. If you have any questions regarding this article, please contact an attorney.