New Law Requires Businesses to Display Employee Rights Poster

Sep 12, 2011

A new law will go into effect on Nov. 14 that requires business to display the National Labor Relations Board’s poster that informs workers of their right to unionize and bargain collectively with the employer.

The 11- x 17-inch poster can be downloaded for free from the NRLB website starting on Nov. 1.

Copies of the notice will be available at NLRB regional offices by Oct. 1.

“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,” the NRLB stated on its website. “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.”

The U.S. Department of Labor already requires that business display its DOL Posting Requirements, which cover topics such workplace issues as federal minimum wage and OSHA job safety.

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