NLRB Issues Final Rule On Posting Of Employee Rights
The National Labor Relations Board issued a Final Rule that requires employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The issuance of the Final Rule follows a notice and comment period in which employers generally called such a posting unnecessary and misleading. When the final rule was announced, it required posting the notices no later than November 14, 2011. Since that time, the posting rule has been the subject of a number of legal and political challenges. To address these and other concerns, the NLRB has moved the required posting date to January 31, 2012.
The posting requirement applies to all private-sector employers (including labor unions) subject to the National Labor Relations Act, which excludes agricultural, railroad and airline employers. The Board has also chosen not to assert jurisdiction over very small employers, whose annual volume of business is not large enough to have more than a slight effect on interstate commerce.
Covered employers will be required to post the employee notice where other workplace notices are typically posted. Also, employers who customarily post notices to employees regarding personnel rules or policies on an internet or …