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September 1, 2011 | HR Compliance | Posted by Ascentis Thought Leadership

National Labor Relations Act: New Requirement.

Starting November 14, 2011 to you will be required to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act​. This new requirement will require you to post these employees rights with the 11x17 in notice.

What does this new notice state?

The notice 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 choose not to participate in any of the preceding activities.

The notice also provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.

How to get the poster:

The NLRB will send this poster to any employer for free before Nov. 1, 2011.  Just contact your NLRB regional office. Or employers can download the notice from the NLRB website and print it out themselves. Translated versions will be available, and must be posted at workplaces where at least 20% of employees are not proficient in English.

The NLRB has provided a fact sheet with further information about the rule that may be viewed by clicking here. You may also read the final rule in its entirety here.

Only private-sector employers who fall under the National Labor Relations Act  (union or not) are required to post this notice where other workplace notices are typically kept.

(Not all employers are required to post this new requirement)


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