Law Requires Employers to Display Union Rights Posters at Workplace
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a Final Rule requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, effective 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. Employers are also required to post the Board’s notice on internet sites in which they post notices to employees regarding personnel rules or policies.
Copies of the notice will be available at the Agency’s regional offices and may also be downloaded from the NLRB website.
The notice informs employees of their right to act together to improve wages and work conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities. It also provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees on how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.
Board Chairman Wilma B. Liebman and Members Mark Gaston Pearce and Craig Becker approved the final rule, with Member Brian Hayes dissenting.
The rule will be published in the Federal Register on August 30, and will take effect 75 days later, or on November 14. A fact sheet with further information about the rule is available here.