Requirement to Post Notice of NLRA Rights
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued final regulations requiring most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by posting a notice. The rule takes effect on November 14, 2011.
The 11×17 poster will be provided at no charge by NLRB regional offices or will be available for download from the NLRB website at www.nlrb.gov on or before November 1st. Translated versions will be available, and must be posted at workplaces where at least 20% of employees are not proficient in English. Employers must also post the notice on an intranet or an internet site if personnel rules and policies are customarily posted there.
The NLRB has released a fact sheet that includes questions and answers about the requirement.
The National Labor Relations Act covers nearly all private sector employers regardless of workforce size or business type. It is incorrectly considered irrelevant by some employers due to the type of work they perform or the skilled staff they employ. Americans also see unions as largely irrelevant since nationwide, only 7% of the private sector belongs to unions. However, our mid-Atlantic region is at a higher rate than the nation average, with 16.2% in PA, 19.9% in NJ, and 12.8% in DE. The new NLRB Rule seeks to bring the NLRA and unions back to the front and center in nearly every workplace in America. It would be the first time employers are required to encourage their own employees to take a widely-perceived counter-productive step: join a labor union.