NLRB “Notification of Employee Rights” Poster Now Available

September, 2011


On November 14, 2011 a new rule will take effect requiring most private-sector employers to post written notice to employees regarding their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The new 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 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.

The new "Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act” poster is now available for free at: http://www.nlrb.gov/poster.

The employee notice must be posted in conspicuous places where they are readily seen by employees, including all places where notices to employees concerning personnel rules or policies are customarily posted. Employers may post a one page 11″ × 17″ notice or a two page 8½″ × 11″ notice. If such notices are also made available electronically, the same must be done with this posting.

Where 20 percent or more of an employer’s workforce is not proficient in English and speaks a language other than English, the employer must post the notice in the language employees speak. Translated versions of the notice will also be made available at no cost to employers. The NLRB has not yet provided translated versions of the poster, but is directing employers to their website at https://www.nlrb.gov/faq/poster for questions about translation.

If you have questions about the new poster or NLRB requirements, please contact Cascade at 503-585-4320. We are happy to help!

 

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