NLRB requires employers to post worker rights notices

It doesn’t matter if you’re a union shop or not. Starting in mid-November, you will be required to post notice of worker rights to organize, and to be protected from abuses by labor unions.

The National Labor Relations board issued the final rule — following a 60-day comment period that drew some 7,000 responses — which requires most private employers to notify employees of their rights.

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, according to a press release from the NLRB. Also, employers who customarily post notices to employees regarding personnel rules or policies on an Internet or Intranet site will be required to post the board’s notice on those sites. Copies of the notice will be available from the agency’s regional offices, and it may also be downloaded from the NLRB website.

The notice, which is similar to one required by the U.S. Department of Labor for federal contractors, 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.

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